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Social Network Analysis of the Irish Biotech Industry: Implications for Digital Ecosystems (NIRSA) Working Paper Series No. 55.

Van Egeraat, Chris and Curran, Declan (2010) Social Network Analysis of the Irish Biotech Industry: Implications for Digital Ecosystems (NIRSA) Working Paper Series No. 55. Working Paper. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis . (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the socio-spatial structures of innovation, collaboration and knowledge flow among SMEs in the Irish biotech sector. The study applies social network analysis to determine the structure of networks of company directors and inventors in the biotech sector. In addition, the article discusses the implications of the findings for the role and contours of a biotech digital ecosystem. To distil these lessons, the research team organised a seminar which was attended by representatives of biotech actors and experts.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: Small medium enterprises; SMEs; Socio-spatial structures; Digital Ecosystems; Social network analysis; Collaboration; Knowledge flow; Innovation; Biotech; Ireland; NIRSA; Working Paper Series No. 55.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Social Sciences > NIRSA-National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
Item ID: 1906
Depositing User: NIRSA Editor
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 11:45
Publisher: NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
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