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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. 10.1111/pirs.12423
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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.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Wiley / Springer Verlag
ISSN: 1056-8190
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 January 2019
Date of Acceptance: 17 December 2018
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:01
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/118762

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