More cited, more reputable, more successful? On the association between academic reputation, scientific excellence and node centrality in innovation networks

Authors: Giuseppe Calignano*, Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
Topics: Economic Geography
Keywords: Geography of innovation, Innovation networks, Proximities
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 2:35 PM / 4:15 PM
Room: Diplomat Room, Omni, West
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The role of reputation is often overlooked in economic geography, but may play an important role in multi-scalar innovation networks. Therefore, the present paper aims at determining to what extent reputation and/or scientific outputs influence the degree of participation of academic institutions in the context of the European Union nanotechnology network. A limited number of recent studies sketching out the relevance of reputation in inter-organizational interactions back the findings of the present paper, according to which the way organizations are perceived by potential partners contribute to shaping the frequency of collaborations.

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