Regional advantage and the geography of networks:Explaining global-local knowledge sourcing patterns

Huggins, Robert, Izushi, Hiro and Prokop, Daniel (2019). Regional advantage and the geography of networks:Explaining global-local knowledge sourcing patterns. Papers in Regional Science, 98 (4), pp. 1567-1584.

Abstract

There is a dearth of systematic evidence concerning the extent to which being located in economically advantaged regions assists firms in accessing knowledge from global sources. This paper explores the issue by utilizing data from a survey of firms in the UK. It shows that local knowledge sourcing widely assists firms in economically advantaged regions by acting as a springboard for international knowledge sourcing, whilst this is not the case for their counterparts in disadvantaged regions. The analysis suggests that the springboard effect and the geography of external knowledge networks are associated with regional economic context.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12423
Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Huggins R, Izushi H, Prokop D. Regional advantage and the geography of networks: Explaining global–local knowledge sourcing patterns. Pap Reg Sci. 2019;1–18, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12423.  This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: geography,innovation,knowledge,networks,regional advantage,sourcing,Geography, Planning and Development,Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
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Accepted Date: 2018-12-17
Published Online Date: 2019-02-15
Published Date: 2019-08-01
Authors: Huggins, Robert
Izushi, Hiro ( 0000-0002-4090-4181)
Prokop, Daniel

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