Reference : Knowledge Structures
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Knowledge Structures
Müller, Moritz [> >]
COWAN, Robin [> >]
Duysters, Geert [> >]
Jonard, Nicolas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA)]
Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg
[en] technological distance; research alliance; network formation; pharmaceutical industry.
[en] This paper investigates how technological distance between firms affects their network of R\&D alliances. Our theoretic model assumes that the benefit of an alliance between two firms is given by their technological distance. This benefit-distance relationship determines the ego-network of each firm as well as the overall network structure. Empirical relevance is confirmed for the bio-pharmaceutical industry. Although we find that the network structure is largely explained by firm size, technological distance determines the positioning of firms in the network.
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