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    International research networks in pharmaceuticals:Structure and dynamics

    Cantner, Uwe and Rake, Bastian (2014) International research networks in pharmaceuticals:Structure and dynamics. Research Policy, 43 (2). pp. 333-348. ISSN 0048-7333

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    Knowledge production and scientific research have become increasingly more collaborative and inter-national, particularly in pharmaceuticals. We analyze this tendency in general and tie formation in international research networks on the country level in particular. Based on a unique dataset of scientific publications related to pharmaceutical research and applying social network analysis, we find that both the number of countries and their connectivity increase in almost all disease group specific networks.The cores of the networks consist of high income OECD countries and remain rather stable over time.Using network regression techniques to analyze the network dynamics our results indicate that accumulative advantages based on connectedness and multi-connectivity are positively related to changes in the countries’ collaboration intensity whereas various indicators on similarity between countries do not allow for unambiguous conclusions.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: International cooperation; Pharmaceuticals; Research networks; Network dynamics; MRQAP;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11222
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    Depositing User: Bastian Rake
    Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 14:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Research Policy
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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