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The Fluidity of Inventor Networks

Michael Fritsch () and Moritz Zoellner ()
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Moritz Zoellner: Friedrich Schiller University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration

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No 2017-009, Jena Economic Research Papers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Abstract: We investigate the stability of cooperative relationships between inventors and consequences for the characteristics and patent productivity of the respective regional innovation systems (RIS). The empirical analysis is for nine German regions over a period of 15 years. We find a rather high level of 'fluidity', i.e., entry and exit of actors, as well as instability of their relationships over time. The aggregate characteristics of the regional networks are, however, quite robust even with high levels of micro-level fluidity. There are both significantly positive and negative relationships between micro-level fluidity and the performance of the respective RIS.

Keywords: Innovation networks; R&D cooperation; division of innovative labor; patents (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O3 R1 D2 D8 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cse, nep-ent, nep-geo, nep-ino, nep-ipr, nep-sbm and nep-ure
Date: 2017-08-29
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