In a recent literature, the structural properties of knowledge networks have been pointed out as a critical factor for cluster structural changes and long-run dynamics. Mixing evolutionary economic geography and network-based approach of clusters, this contribution aims at capturing and discussing the particular influence of hierarchy (degree distribution) and assortativity (degree correlation) in the innovative capabilities of clusters along the industry life cycle. We test our propositions in the field of the mobile phone industry in Europe from 1988 to 2008. We use EPO PATSTAT and OECD REGPAT to capture cluster trends, and R&D relations from European Framework Programs to capture knowledge networks and their evolving structural properties. Our findings provide new insights to understand the organization of clusters over time to perform along the industry life cycle.
Les auteurs :
Joan Crespo : Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, NL-3584 CS, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org,
Raphaël Suire : CREM-CNRS, University of Rennes, 7 Place Hoche, F-35000, Rennes, France. Email : email@example.com,
Jérôme Vicente : LEREPS, Sciences-Po Toulouse, University of Toulouse, Manufacture des Tabacs, 21 allée de Brienne, F-31000, Toulouse, France. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Retrouvez l’article en ligne ici : http://icc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/07/03/icc.dtv032.abstract#xref-corresp-1-1