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The archicture of R&D joint projects: the social network analysis approach

Arranz, Nieves and Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, Marta and Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, Juan Carlos (2019) 'The archicture of R&D joint projects: the social network analysis approach.' Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. ISSN 0953-7325

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This paper examines the effect of network properties on the performance R&D joint projects. In particular, we examine the impact of network cohesion, diversity and shape on the performance of these of exploration and exploitation R&D projects. We test these measures using data on projects from European R&D networks developed under the framework of Eureka projects. The empirical results indicated some network properties enhance the project’s performance and these differ depending on the kind of technological project developed. Our results suggest a lower heterogeneity, greater cohesion and network centralization in exploitation than in exploration projects. Our findings show different types of structures depending on the aim of the joint project and that there exist different degrees of cohesion between the partners that comprise the core and the peripheral nodes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: R&D joint projects, architecture, social network analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 11:52
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 12:15

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