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La configuration des réseaux d'innovation : une approche par la proximité des acteurs


  • Thomas Loilier
  • Albéric Tellier


The aim of this article is the construction of an innovation networks classification based on geographic and electronic proximities. This classification is tested by a quantitative approach based on a sample of 77 NPD projects in the French industry. Last, the respective roles of the two proximities are analysed with the help of indicators of project management. Classification JEL : O32, R30, L20.

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  • Thomas Loilier & Albéric Tellier, 2001. "La configuration des réseaux d'innovation : une approche par la proximité des acteurs," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(4), pages 559-580.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_014_0559

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    1. Charlène Lambert & Albéric Tellier, 2015. "Quel rôle peut jouer un syndicat professionnel dans un réseau inter-organisationnel innovant ? Le cas de l'Union Nationale des Entreprises de Paysage," Post-Print hal-01488067, HAL.
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    3. Thomas Loilier, 2002. "Gestion de l'innovation:quels enseignements tirer du cas des logiciels libres?," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 5(3), pages 141-168, September.
    4. Catherine Allix-Desfautaux & Magali Chaudey & Muriel Fadairo & Nabil Khelil & Anne-Laure Le Nadant & Frédéric Perdreau & Fanny Simon-Lee, 2014. "Conditions d'émergence et de diffusion de l'innovation au sein des réseaux de franchise," Working Papers hal-01675707, HAL.

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    innovation; network; proximity; classification;

    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General


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