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Structural dynamics of the French aerospace sector: A network analysis

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  • Johannes van der Pol

    (GREThA - Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée - UB - Université de Bordeaux - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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The focus of this paper is on the link between network structure and the financial performance of the individual firm. Under the hypothesis that firms access diverse and valuable knowledge through collaboration we analyze how firms pick their collaborators and how knowledge flows impact the financial performance of the firm. First, the evolution of the structure of the collaboration network of the French aerospace sector is analyzed between 1980 and 2013. The global structure is identified and, using an ERGM and clustering identification, the structure of the network is explained. Second, a panel regressions identifies a link between the position of the individual firm inside the network and their financial performance.

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  • Johannes van der Pol, 2015. "Structural dynamics of the French aerospace sector: A network analysis," Working Papers hal-01284993, HAL.
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    Network analysis; ERGM; Network evolution; Dynamic network; Small world; Scale free; Technological diversity; Social network analysis; Firm performance;

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