The Geography of Networks and R&D Collaborations

  • Thomas Scherngell

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Editorial Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Analytic Advances and Methodology

  4. Structure and Spatial Characteristics of R&D Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Michael J. Barber, Thomas Scherngell
      Pages 151-173
    3. Sandra Leitner, Robert Stehrer, Bernhard M. Dachs
      Pages 175-199
    4. Jérôme Vicente, Pierre-Alexandre Balland, Raphaël Suire
      Pages 239-259
  5. Impact of R&D Networks and Policy Implications

  6. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Thomas Scherngell
      Pages 375-383

About this book


The geography of networks and R&D collaborations, in particular the spatial dimension of interactions between organisations performing joint R&D, have attracted a burst of attention in the last decade, both in the scientific study of the networks and in the policy sector. The volume is intended to bring together a selection of articles providing novel theoretical and empirical insights into the geographical dynamics of such networks and R&D collaborations, using new, systematic data sources, and employing cutting-edge spatial analysis and spatial econometric techniques. It comprises a section on analytic advances and methodology, and two thematic sections on structure and spatial characteristics of R&D networks, and the impact of R&D networks and policy implications. The edited volume provides a collection of high-level research contributions with an aim to contribute to the recent debate in economic geography and regional science on how the structure of formal and informal networks modifies and influences the spatial and temporal diffusion of knowledge.


Analytical Advances Characteristics of R&D Networks Impacts of R&D Networks Policy Implications

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Scherngell
    • 1
  1. 1.Innovation Systems DepartmentAIT Austrian Institute of TechnologyWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02698-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02699-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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