Six Degrees of GM Bacon: Network Analysis of Biotechnology Inventors

Colorado College Working Paper No. 2006-02

16 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2006  

Daniel K. N. Johnson

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Date Written: August 2006

Abstract

Network analysis shows a stable network between states, but a changing environment between individual actors, with a growing importance of connectedness. The popular maxim that everyone is connected by six degrees of separation is tested with surprising results.

Keywords: biotechnology, patent, network, inventor, knowledge

JEL Classification: D83, D85, O3

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Daniel K. N., Six Degrees of GM Bacon: Network Analysis of Biotechnology Inventors (August 2006). Colorado College Working Paper No. 2006-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=927041 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.927041

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