Global gatekeeping , representation , and network structure : a longitudinal analysis of regional and global knowledge-diffusion networks

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  title={Global gatekeeping , representation , and network structure : a longitudinal analysis of regional and global knowledge-diffusion networks},
  author={J. Spencer},
  year={2003}
}
Received: 26 September 2000 Revised: 30 January 2003 Accepted: 7 February 2003 Online publication date: 29 May 2003 Abstract This paper argues that structural characteristics of knowledge-diffusion networks, such as density levels, centralization levels, and the presence of global knowledge brokers, contribute to the emergence of dominant designs and the competitiveness of countries’ firms and industries. It further suggests that national institutional structures and firm-specific attributes… CONTINUE READING

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