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Fundamentos de la Economía de Redes. Especial Enfoque a la Innovación

: Koschatzky, K.

Economía industrial (2002), No.346, pp.15-26
ISSN: 0422-2784
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ISI ()
firm network; technological cooperation; transaction cost; network economy; innovative network

This paper reviews the literature that analyses network economies and cooperation, specially in the field of innovation. First, main concepts are defined and studied, both from the perspective of the transactional costs theory and from the network economic theory. Afterwards, the different functions of networks are presented, and the main reasons for their failure are studied. Finally, it conciders the importance of spatial dimension in network colaboration, and summarises the main characteristics of high-tech networks.