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Policy-driven collaborative research networks in Europe

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dc.contributor.author Protogerou, A en
dc.contributor.author Caloghirou, Y en
dc.contributor.author Siokas, E en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:34:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:34:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 10438599 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20686
dc.subject European framework programmes en
dc.subject Information society technologies en
dc.subject R&D networks en
dc.subject Research joint ventures en
dc.subject Social network analysis en
dc.title Policy-driven collaborative research networks in Europe en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1080/10438590902833665 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10438590902833665 en
heal.publicationDate 2010 en
heal.abstract This paper examines the nature and structure of particular types of networks, i.e. policy-driven collaborative research networks. More specifically, it analyses the emerging networks formed under the fourth, fifth, and sixth EU Framework Programmes in the area of Information Society Technologies. This considerable time-span of roughly 12 years allows for comprehensive monitoring of these networks' evolution. Four sets of results with significant policy implications arise: (a) the networks analysed display characteristics of complex networks such as small-world property and scale-free distributions, (b) the networks examined are structured around a core of organizations, mainly universities and research institutes which have assumed a very influential role over time, (c) the introduction of new instruments in FP6 has considerably increased interconnectivity compared with the previous FPs, thus contributing to the implementation of the European Research Area initiative. In addition, another set of targeted instruments for upgrading the strategic position - within the networks - of promising peripheral actors should be designed. © 2010 Taylor & Francis. en
heal.journalName Economics of Innovation and New Technology en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10438590902833665 en
dc.identifier.volume 19 en
dc.identifier.issue 4 en
dc.identifier.spage 349 en
dc.identifier.epage 372 en


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