The Evolution of Technical Cooperation Networks: A Perspective from Complex Network Theory
The system of cooperative enterprises has been increasingly complex and become difficult to be accurately described. From a network perspective, this paper tries to apply complex network theories to it. First, this paper builds an evolutionary model with consideration of real features. And through discussions on a number of parameters, this paper draws some practical conclusions.
KeywordsTechnical cooperation networks Complex networks Network evolution Technical innovation
This paper is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. Project ID is: 71132008.
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