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The Spatial Evolution of Innovation Networks: A Proximity Perspective

Ron Boschma () and Koen Frenken

No 905, Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) from Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography

Abstract: We propose an evolutionary perspective on the geography of network formation that is grounded in a dynamic proximity framework. In doing so, we root the proximity concept in an evolutionary approach to the geography of innovation networks. We discuss three topics. The first topic focuses on explaining the structure of networks. The second topic concentrates on explaining the effects of networks on the performance of actors. The third topic deals with the changing role of proximity dimensions in the formation and performance of innovation networks in the longer run.

Keywords: evolutionary economic geography; knowledge networks; innovation networks; dynamic proximity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R0 R1 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 2009-06, Revised 2009-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-evo, nep-geo, nep-ino, nep-knm, nep-net, nep-soc and nep-ure
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