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    Collaboration in pharmaceutical research: exploration of country-level determinants


    Plotnikowa, Tatiana and Rake, Bastian (2014) Collaboration in pharmaceutical research: exploration of country-level determinants. Scientometrics, 98 (2). pp. 1173-1202. ISSN 0138-9130

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    Abstract

    In this paper we focus on proximity as one of the main determinants of international collaboration in pharmaceutical research. We use various count data specifications of the gravity model to estimate the intensity of collaboration between pairs of countries as explained by the geographical, cognitive, institutional, social, and cultural dimensions of proximity. Our results suggest that geographical distance has a significant negative relation to the collaboration intensity between countries. The amount of previous collaborations, as a proxy for social proximity, is positively related to the number of crosscountry collaborations. We do not find robust significant associations between cognitive proximity or institutional proximity with the intensity of international research collaboration. Our findings for cultural proximity do not allow of unambiguous conclusions concerning their influence on the collaboration intensity between countries.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: International cooperation; Pharmaceuticals; Proximity;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11215
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-013-1182-6
    Depositing User: Bastian Rake
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 11:14
    Journal or Publication Title: Scientometrics
    Publisher: Springer Nature
    Refereed: Yes
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