Complexity , Networks and Knowledge Flow

  title={Complexity , Networks and Knowledge Flow},
  author={Olav Sorenson and J. W. Fleming},
Because knowledge plays an important role in the creation of wealth, economic actors often wish to skew the flow of knowledge in their favor. Managers seek to spread knowledge widely within their organization but prevent its diffusion to rivals. Regional planners promote knowledge diffusion within a local economy but not beyond it. We ask, when will knowledge developed in one area of dense social connections – such as a firm, a geographic locale, or a technological community – tend to diffuse… CONTINUE READING
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