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    Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry


    Van Egeraat, Chris and Ó Riain, Seán and Kerr, Aphra (2013) Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry. European Planning Studies, 21 (9). pp. 1437-1455. ISSN 0965-4313

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    Abstract

    This paper assesses the relevance of the knowledge base conceptualization and the relationship between the symbolic knowledge base and the spatiality of knowledge flow in the context of the animation industry in Ireland. The paper draws on findings from a study of four innovation case studies. In broad terms, the findings provide further support for the applicability of the knowledge base approach and the association of the animation industry with the symbolic knowledge base. However, in relation to the spatiality of knowledge flows, the findings contradict the theoretically deduced postulations. Nearly all of the knowledge sources are located overseas. In addition, the study finds little support for the role of local buzz in knowledge flow. The local animation community “buzzes globally” at international events.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at Chris van Egeraat , Sean O'Riain & Aphra Kerr (2013) Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry, European Planning Studies, 21:9, 1437-1455, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2012.755838
    Keywords: Social structures; Spatial Structures; Innovation; Animation Industry;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 6133
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.755838
    Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 15:27
    Journal or Publication Title: European Planning Studies
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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