nep-neu New Economics Papers
on Neuroeconomics
Issue of 2011‒12‒05
one paper chosen by
Daniel Houser
George Mason University

  1. Do birds of a feather flock together? Proximities and inter-clusters network By Sylvain Amisse; Paul Muller; Caroline Hussler; Patrick Rondé

  1. By: Sylvain Amisse; Paul Muller; Caroline Hussler; Patrick Rondé
    Abstract: The present contribution develops on the analysis of clusters in terms of proximities by exploring the issue of distant inter-cluster collaborations. We mobilize different forms of proximity (geographic, cognitive, social) discussed in the literature in order to identify their respective influence on intercluster collaboration by taking the example of French Pôles de Compétitivité. Our results echo previous results applied to intra-cluster collaborations since inter-cluster collaboration mostly relies on a form of social capital due to the key roles played by relational and cognitive proximity. Finally, our results exhibit a negative influence of geographic distance on collaboration. JEL: C45, R12, R58 Keywords: clusters, network analysis, proximities, intercluster collaboration
    Date: 2011–09

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