Intersectoral Innovation Flows Within and Between Nations and Regions: Network Analysis and Systems of Innovation

  • Mario A. Maggioni


This paper analyses the innovative systems of different territorial entities: two European countries (Italy and Germany) and two Italian regions (Lombardy and Piedmont). The analysis of the intersectoral innovation flows within the systems is based on an input-output database rearranged in vertically integrated sectors and studied through network analysis methodology and indicators.


Network Analysis European Economy Metal Product Innovative Activity National Innovation System 
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