EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Details about Robin Cowan

E-mail:
Homepage:http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~racowan
Phone:+ 31 43 388 3875
Postal address:MERIT PB 616 Universiteit Maastricht 6200MD Maastricht Netherlands
Workplace:United Nations University-Maastricht Economic Research Institute of Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), (more information at EDIRC)
Bureau d'Économie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA) (Bureau of Economic Theory and Applications), (more information at EDIRC)
Vakgroep Algemene Economie (Department of Economics), School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, (more information at EDIRC)
Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE), School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, (more information at EDIRC)

Access statistics for papers by Robin Cowan.

Last updated 2019-01-22. Update your information in the RePEc Author Service.

Short-id: pco61


Jump to Journal Articles Edited books Chapters

Working Papers

2017

  1. Emergent structures in faculty hiring networks and the effects of mobility on academic performance
    Working Papers of BETA, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg Downloads
    Also in MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) (2017) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Scientometrics (2018)
  2. Gender Gaps and Scientific Productivity in Middle-Income Countries: Evidence from Mexico
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads

2016

  1. An econometric investigation of the productivity gender gap in Mexican research, and a simulation study of the effects on scientific performance of policy scenarios to promote gender equality
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
  2. Including excluded groups: The slow racial transformation of the South African university system
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
  3. Mimetic behaviour and institutional persistence: A two-armed bandit experiment
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
  4. On the value of foreign PhDs in the developing world: Training versus selection effects
    Working Papers of BETA, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg Downloads
    Also in Working Paper Series in Economics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Department of Economics and Business Engineering (2016) Downloads
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) (2016) Downloads

2014

  1. Editors’ introduction to spatial knowledge networks: structure, driving forces and innovative performances
    Post-Print, HAL View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in The Annals of Regional Science (2014)

2013

  1. Fits and misfits: technological matching and R&D networks
    Post-Print, HAL
    Also in MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) (2009) Downloads
    CREA Discussion Paper Series, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg (2009) Downloads
  2. Interactive knowledge exchanges under complex social relations: A simulation model
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (2)

2012

  1. Community cohesion and inherited networks - A network study of two handloom clusters in Kerala, India
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
  2. Informal knowledge exchanges under complex social relations: A network study of handloom clusters in Kerala, India
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Prescriptions for network strategy: Does evidence of network effects in cross-section support them?
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
  4. The co-evolution of organizational performance and emotional contagion
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads

2011

  1. Word-of-mouth interaction and the organization of behaviour
    Documents de Travail de l'OFCE, Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE) Downloads

2010

  1. Global excellence at the expense of local relevance, or a bridge between two worlds? Research in science and technology in the developing world
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads

2009

  1. Inertia, Interaction and Clustering in Demand
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Knowledge Structures
    Working Papers of BETA, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg Downloads
  3. Network-independent partner selection and the evolution of innovation networks
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers of BETA, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg (2009) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in Management Science (2010)
  4. University Effect on Regional Inovation
    Working Papers, FEDEA Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Research Policy (2013)

2008

  1. Habit Formation, Information Exchange and the Social Geography of Demand
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. If the Alliance Fits...: Innovation and Network Dynamics
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Working Papers of BETA, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg (2008) Downloads View citations (4)
  3. Productivity effects of innovation, stress and social relations
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
    Also in Working Papers of BETA, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg (2008) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2011)
  4. Running The Marathon
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers of BETA, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg (2008) Downloads

    See also Chapter (2009)
  5. Short-term effects of new universities on regional innovation
    Working Papers of BETA, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) (2007) Downloads View citations (2)

2006

  1. Structural Holes, Innovation and the Distribution of Ideas
    MERIT Working Papers, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (2007)

2005

  1. Merit, Approbation and the Evolution of Social Structure
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2007)
  2. Universities and the Knowledge Economy
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (8)

2004

  1. Evolving Networks of Inventors
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Evolutionary Economics (2006)
  2. Information Technology and the Dynamics of Joint Innovation
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
  3. Network models of innovation and knowledge diffusion
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (17)
  4. Networks as Emergent Structures from Bilateral Collaboration
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (1)
  5. On the creation of networks and knowledge
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (7)

2003

  1. Knowledge Dynamics in a Network Industry
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (17)
  2. Social Sorting
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (1)

2002

  1. Mutual Illusions and Financing New Technologies: Two-Sided Informational Cascades
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
  2. The Joint Dynamics of Networks and Knowledge
    Computing in Economics and Finance 2002, Society for Computational Economics View citations (8)

2001

  1. Expert Systems: Aspects of and Limitations to the Codifiability of Knowledge
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in Research Policy (2001)
  2. Intellectual property rights in a knowledge-based economy
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Knowledge Transfer and the Services Sector in the Context of the New Economy
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (2)
  4. On The Variance of Market Innovation with the Number of Firms
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
  5. Protecting the digital endeavour: prospects for intellectual property rights in the information society
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (2)
  6. The Workings of Scientific Communities
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (2)
  7. Waves and Cycles: Explorations in the Pure Theory of Price for Fine Art
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads
    See also Chapter (2006)

2000

  1. The Dynamics of Collective Invention
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2003)

1999

  1. Network Structure and the Diffusion of Knowledge
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2004)
  2. The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Working Papers, Stanford University, Department of Economics (1999) Downloads View citations (25)

    See also Journal Article in Industrial and Corporate Change (2000)

1998

  1. Technological Standardization with and without Borders in an Interacting Agents Model
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Waves in Consumption with Interdependence among Consumers
    Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Canadian Journal of Economics (2004)

1996

  1. Hysteresis in the Canadian Labour Market: Evidence from the 1990s
    UWO Department of Economics Working Papers, University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)

1995

  1. Dynamic Consistency and Reference Points
    UWO Department of Economics Working Papers, University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Innovative vs. Imitative R&D and Economic Growth
    UWO Department of Economics Working Papers, University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (28)
  3. The Genetic causal Tradition of Modern Economic History
    Working Papers, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University View citations (1)

1992

  1. Fundamental Issues in the Justification of Profits
    Working Papers, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University

1991

  1. Sprayed to Death: On the Lock-in of an Inferior Pest Control Strategy
    Working Papers, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University
  2. The Genetic-Causal Moment in Eocnomic Theory
    Working Papers, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University View citations (1)

1989

  1. TECHNOLOGICAL VARIETY AND COMPETITION: ISSUES OF DIFFUSION AND INTERVENTION
    Working Papers, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University View citations (1)

1988

  1. NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS: A STUDY IN TECHNOLOGICAL LOCK-IN
    Working Papers, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in The Journal of Economic History (1990)

Journal Articles

2018

  1. Emergent structures in faculty hiring networks, and the effects of mobility on academic performance
    Scientometrics, 2018, 117, (1), 527-562 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2017)
  2. On the value of foreign PhDs in the developing world: Training versus selection effects in the case of South Africa
    Research Policy, 2018, 47, (5), 886-900 Downloads View citations (1)

2014

  1. Editors’ introduction to spatial knowledge networks: structure, driving forces and innovative performances
    The Annals of Regional Science, 2014, 53, (2), 315-323 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  2. Showing or telling? Local interaction and organization of behavior
    Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 2014, 9, (2), 151-181 Downloads View citations (3)

2013

  1. University effects on regional innovation
    Research Policy, 2013, 42, (3), 788-800 Downloads View citations (22)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2012

  1. Global excellence at the expense of local diffusion, or a bridge between two worlds? Research in science and technology in the developing world
    Research Policy, 2012, 41, (4), 756-769 Downloads View citations (6)

2011

  1. Productivity effects of innovation, stress and social relations
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2011, 79, (3), 165-182 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2010

  1. Network-Independent Partner Selection and the Evolution of Innovation Networks
    Management Science, 2010, 56, (11), 2094-2110 Downloads View citations (36)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2007

  1. Bilateral Collaboration and the Emergence of Innovation Networks
    Management Science, 2007, 53, (7), 1051-1067 Downloads View citations (31)
  2. Merit, approbation and the evolution of social structure
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2007, 64, (3-4), 295-315 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  3. Network architecture, barter exchange and the diffusion of ideas
    International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 2007, 6, (2), 165-178 Downloads
  4. Structural holes, innovation and the distribution of ideas
    Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 2007, 2, (2), 93-110 Downloads View citations (27)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2006

  1. Evolving networks of inventors
    Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2006, 16, (1), 155-174 Downloads View citations (39)
    See also Working Paper (2004)

2004

  1. Network structure and the diffusion of knowledge
    Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2004, 28, (8), 1557-1575 Downloads View citations (162)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. On substitution of intellectual property and free disclosure: an analysis of R&D strategies in software technologies
    Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2004, 13, (5), 477-487 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Waves in consumption with interdependence among consumers
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 2004, 37, (1), 149-177 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (1998)

2003

  1. Complémentarités cognitives et production de connaissances nouvelles. Une analyse en termes de réseaux
    Revue d'Économie Industrielle, 2003, 103, (1), 253-274 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Evolutionary economics and the counterfactual threat: on the nature and role of counterfactual history as an empirical tool in economics
    Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2002, 12, (5), 539-562 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. The dynamics of collective invention
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2003, 52, (4), 513-532 Downloads View citations (55)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

2002

  1. On the Number of Firms and the Quantity of Innovation
    Economics Bulletin, 2002, 12, (6), 1-9 Downloads

2001

  1. Expert systems: aspects of and limitations to the codifiability of knowledge
    Research Policy, 2001, 30, (9), 1355-1372 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (2001)
  2. The Organization of Economic Innovation in Europe: Alfonso Gambardella and Franco Malerba (Eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,1999, [UK pound] 45.00, ISBN 0-521-64303-1
    Research Policy, 2001, 30, (7), 1162-1164 Downloads

2000

  1. The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness
    Industrial and Corporate Change, 2000, 9, (2), 211-53 View citations (215)
    See also Working Paper (1999)

1998

  1. On Clustering in the Location of R&D: Statics and Dynamics
    Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 1998, 6, (2-3), 201-230 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Technological standards with local externalities and decentralized behaviour
    Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 1998, 8, (3), 285-296 Downloads View citations (12)

1997

  1. A model of demand with interactions among consumers
    International Journal of Industrial Organization, 1997, 15, (6), 711-732 Downloads View citations (37)
  2. The Economics of Codification and the Diffusion of Knowledge
    Industrial and Corporate Change, 1997, 6, (3), 595-622 View citations (104)

1996

  1. Sprayed to Death: Path Dependence, Lock-In and Pest Control Strategies
    Economic Journal, 1996, 106, (436), 521-42 Downloads View citations (91)
  2. The Genetic-Causal Tradition and Modern Economic Theory
    Kyklos, 1996, 49, (3), 273-317 View citations (10)

1995

  1. Quandaries in the economics of dual technologies and spillovers from military to civilian research and development
    Research Policy, 1995, 24, (6), 851-868 Downloads View citations (24)

1991

  1. Tortoises and Hares: Choice among Technologies of Unknown Merit
    Economic Journal, 1991, 101, (407), 801-14 Downloads View citations (37)

1990

  1. Nuclear Power Reactors: A Study in Technological Lock-in
    The Journal of Economic History, 1990, 50, (03), 541-567 Downloads View citations (118)
    See also Working Paper (1988)
  2. The Demise of Nuclear Power? Lessons for Democratic Control of Technology. By Joseph G. Morone and Edward J. Woodhouse. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989. Pp. xii, 172. $22.50, cloth; $6.95, paper
    The Journal of Economic History, 1990, 50, (01), 234-236 Downloads

Edited books

1995

  1. Profits and Morality
    University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press View citations (1)

Chapters

2009

  1. Running the Marathon
    Chapter 11 in Learning to Compete in European Universities, 2009 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2006

  1. Learning from disaster
    Chapter 3 in Applied Evolutionary Economics and the Knowledge-based Economy, 2006 Downloads
  2. Waves and Cycles: Explorations in the Pure Theory of Price for Fine Art
    Chapter 7 in New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2006 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2001)

2003

  1. On the Workings of Scientific Communities
    Chapter 9 in Science and Innovation, 2003 Downloads View citations (1)

1994

  1. Causation and genetic causation in economic theory
    Chapter 9 in The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics, 1994 Downloads
 
Page updated 2019-04-25