Conference Publication Details
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van Egeraat, C;Curran, D
DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS
Social Network Analysis of the Irish Biotech Industry: Implications for Digital Ecosystems
2010
January
Published
1
3 ()
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SMALL-WORLD KNOWLEDGE CLUSTERS DYNAMICS
31
43
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.
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