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Micro-behaviors and structural properties of knowledge networks: toward a 'one size fits one'cluster policy

Crespo, Joan and Vicente, Jérôme and Amblard, Frédéric Micro-behaviors and structural properties of knowledge networks: toward a 'one size fits one'cluster policy. (2015) Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 1-20. ISSN 1043-8599

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10438599.2015.1076199

Abstract

The economic returns of cluster policies have been recently called into question. Based on a “one size fits all” approach consisting in boosting R&D collaborations and reinforcing network density, cluster policies are suspected to have failed in reaching their objectives. The paper proposes to go back to the micro foundations of clusters in order to disentangle the links between the long run performance of clusters and their structural properties. We use a simple agent-based model to shed light on how individual motives to build knowledge relationships can give rise to emerging structures with different properties, which imply different innovation and renewal capacities. The simulation results are discussed in a micro-macro perspective, and motivate suggestions to reorient cluster policy guidelines towards more targeted public-funded incentives for R&D collaboration.

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Additional Information:Thanks Taylor & Francis online. The original PDF of the article can be found at Economics of Innovation and New Technology journal website: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10438599.2015.1076199
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Utrecht University - UU (NETHERLANDS)
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Deposited On:17 May 2016 13:09

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