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How does geographical mobility of inventors influence network formation?

Ernest Miguelez ()

No 7, WIPO Economic Research Working Papers from World Intellectual Property Organization - Economics and Statistics Division

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to assess the influence of spatial mobility of knowledge workers on the formation of ties of scientific and industrial collaboration across European regions. Co-location has been traditionally invoked to ease formal collaboration between individuals and firms, since tie formation costs increase with physical distance between partners. In some instances, highly-skilled actors might become mobile and bridge regional networks across separate locations. This paper estimates a fixed effects logit model to ascertain precisely whether there exists a ‘previous co-location premium’ in the formation of networks across European regions.

Keywords: inventors’ mobility; technological collaborations; co-location; European regions; panel data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C8 J61 O31 O33 R0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2013-04, Revised 2013-04
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cdm, nep-cse, nep-eur, nep-geo, nep-ino, nep-mig, nep-net and nep-ure
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Working Paper: How does geographical mobility of inventors influence network formation? (2019)
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