Six Degrees of GM Bacon: Network Analysis of Biotechnology Inventors
Colorado College Working Paper No. 2006-02
16 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2006
Date Written: August 2006
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
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