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Evaluating innovation networks in emerging technologies

Authors
Journal
Technological Forecasting and Social Change
0040-1625
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
78
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2010.07.001
Keywords
  • Innovation Network
  • Policy-Driven
  • Network Structure
  • Network Composition
  • Emerging Technology

Abstract

Abstract Interorganisational innovation networks are increasingly important for innovation in emerging technology fields. The performance of such networks can have a large impact on the future development of emerging technologies. A useful framework for the evaluation of innovation networks however does not yet exist. In this paper, such a framework is developed, using elements of the social network analysis literature and the resource-based view. This framework is subsequently applied to compare two policy-driven innovation networks: 1) the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine; and 2) the BioMedical Materials program. Based on this first empirical exploration of the framework implications for management and further policy development are formulated.

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