Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography

May 30, 2009

#09.05 The Spatial Evolution of Innovation Networks: A Proximity Perspective

Filed under: 2009 — Noegg Blogger @ 7:56 am

Ron Boschma and Koen Frenken

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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.

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