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The actors and relations in evolving networks: The determinants of inter-regional technology transaction in China

Yutao Sun and Seamus Grimes

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2017, vol. 125, issue C, 125-136

Abstract: This paper investigates the actors- and relations-based mechanisms within the evolutionary process of inter-regional network using a unique database of China's technology transaction between regions. The results show that a focal region's level of technological and economic development has a significantly positive influence on its network position, and the narrow economic and technology gap between two regions has a positive influence on inter-regional technology transactions, although the evidence for the economic gap's influence is weak. That is, technological and economic factors could influence the evolutionary process of inter-regional networking based on technology transactions at the actor and relation level besides geographical proximity and preferential attachment.

Keywords: Technology transaction; Inter-regional network; Social network analysis; Quadratic Assignment Procedure (QAP); Centrality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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