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Collaboration networks, structural holes, and innovation: A longitudinal study

Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002
Administrative Science Quarterly. 2000.  Vol. 45. No. 3. P. 425-455. 
To assess the effects of a firm's network of relations on innovation, this paper elaborates a theoretical framework that relates 3 aspects of a firm's ego network - direct ties, indirect ties, and structural holes - to the firm's subsequent innovation output. Results from a longitudinal study of firms in the international chemicals industry indicate support for the predictions on direct and indirect ties, but in the inter-firm collaboration network, increasing structural holes has a negative effect on innovation.