Network Dynamics and Field Evolution : The Growth of Interorganizational Collaboration in the Life Sciences

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We develop and test four alternative logics of attachment accumulative advantage, homophily, follow-the-trend, and multiconnectivity to account for both the structure and dynamics of interorganizational collaboration in the field of biotechnology. The commercial field of the life sciences is typified by wide dispersion in the sources of basic knowledge and… (More)

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