nep-net New Economics Papers
on Network Economics
Issue of 2012‒09‒16
two papers chosen by
Yi-Nung Yang
Chung Yuan Christian University

  1. The co-evolution of proximities - a network level study By Tom Broekel
  2. Network-based analyses of Hungarian cash supply By Anikó Bódi-Schubert; Zsolt Ábrahám; Erika Lajkó

  1. By: Tom Broekel
    Abstract: Despite the growing number of studies, still little is known about how network structures and proximity relations between linked actors evolve over time. Arguments are put forward for the existence of co-evolution dynamics between different types of proximity configurations within networks. An empirical investigation tests these arguments using information on the development of 280 networks. Amongst others, it is shown that institutional and cognitive proximity configurations coevolve in the short as well as in the long-run. While institutional and social proximity configurations are only related in the long run. Moreover, temporal auto-correlation dynamics characterizes the development of cognitive proximity configurations.
    Keywords: proximities, co-evolution, R&D subsidies, knowledge networks, network evolution
    Date: 2012–09
  2. By: Anikó Bódi-Schubert (Magyar Nemzeti Bank (central bank of Hungary)); Zsolt Ábrahám (Corvinus University of Budapest); Erika Lajkó (Corvinus University of Budapest)
    Abstract: This paper focuses on analyzing the cash supply network, in which the central bank – as an institutional member – acts as a key influencing node/party. By analyzing the case study example of the Hungarian cash supply, the paper introduces the different kinds of special network patterns that can appear in cases, when the network exists in an institutional (B2A) context and the institutional network member has a special regulatory role in influencing the manner of other business network members. The research findings are based on the application of the case study method. One case will be analyzed that focuses on introducing the main features of the Hungarian cash supply network and the behavior of its key members [central bank (the institutional one); cash logistic providers, commercial banks, post office, retail chains (business ones)]. From managerial point, the analyzed case provides evidences that influencing and interplaying network effects are valid for an institutional member as well, even if it has “special rights” to influence the basic network processes and structure.
    Keywords: network, institutional-business network, network members, cash, cash supply
    JEL: M19 M11 L14
    Date: 2012

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