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Network Structure and the Diffusion of Knowledge
This paper models knowledge diffusion as a barter process in which agents exchange different types of knowledge. This is intended to capture the observed practice of informal knowledge trading.Expand
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Recent theory has predicted that if competing technologies operate under dynamic increasing returns, one, possibly inferior, technology will dominate the market. The history of nuclear powerExpand
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The Economics of Codification and the Diffusion of Knowledge
The process by which knowledge or information evolves and spreads through the economy evolves changing its nature between tacit and codified forms. The process of codification includes three aspects:Expand
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Sprayed to Death: Path Dependence, Lock-in and Pest Control Strategies
Theoretical literature on the economics of technology has emphasized the effects on technological trajectories of positive feedbacks. In a competition among technologies that all perform a similarExpand
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Escaping lock-in: The case of the electric vehicle☆
The study addresses the issue of technological “lock-in” and the possibilities of escape from it. Earlier literature on technological lock-in has tended to focus on intraindustry sources of positiveExpand
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Network-Independent Partner Selection and the Evolution of Innovation Networks
Empirical research on strategic alliances has focused on the idea that alliance partners are selected on the basis of social capital considerations. In this paper we emphasize instead the role ofExpand
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Network models of innovation and knowledge diffusion
Disclosed is a fuel activation apparatus using a magnetic body, capable of ionizing fuels so as to obtain high combustion efficiency for a liquid or gas fuel. In the fuel activation apparatus, a fuelExpand
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Bilateral Collaboration and the Emergence of Innovation Networks
In this paper, we model the formation of innovation networks as they emerge from bilateral decisions. In contrast to much of the literature, here firms only consider knowledge production, and notExpand
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A Model of Demand with Interactions Among Consumers
The aim of this paper is to study emergent patterns of demand when there are social interactions between different consumers. Specially, our concern is with the case in which consumers' preferencesExpand
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Quandaries in the economics of dual technologies and spillovers from military to civilian research and development
Abstract In this paper we argue that the ‘standard’ view of the relationship between military and civilian technology is too simple and cannot account for the variety of historical experiences. InExpand
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