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LA GEOGRAPHIE DES COLLABORATIONS POUR L'INNOVATION LE ROLE DES CONTRAINTES DE RESSOURCES ET DE MISE EN RELATION

Abstract : Regarding the well known spatial concentration of innovation activities, the issue of partnerships dedicated to innovation has been widely studied for twenty years or so. But this research mainly focused on tacit knowledge exchanges as a determinant of these collaborations. The purpose of our work is to propose new explanations through testing scarcely studied determinants linked to the process of partnerships build up. Within that scope, we develop a theoretical framework which stresses constraints related to the search of complementary resources, on the one hand, and constraints linked to the possibilities to be in contact with partners (through social networks, institutions or past collaborations), on the other. We reveal how these two constraints, behind the problem of knowledge exchange, impact the geography of knowledge collaborations and its dynamic. Based on a qualitative analysis and an econometric treatment of relational data about knowledge collaborations, our work checks the multiscale dimension of innovation and exposes its inertia. We then measure the respective weights of the different determinants of these partnerships geography. We highlight both the structuring role of resources constraints and the spatial proximity effects. These latter effects are less due to constraints of knowledge exchange than to possibilities to connect with partners. More generally, the logics of contact, used in order to find a partner, play a structuring role in the geography of knowledge collaborations. This role happens to be different according to the very nature of these logics and the structural characteristics of the territories.
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Marie Ferru. LA GEOGRAPHIE DES COLLABORATIONS POUR L'INNOVATION LE ROLE DES CONTRAINTES DE RESSOURCES ET DE MISE EN RELATION. Economies et finances. Université de Poitiers, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00461260⟩

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