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Border sensitive centrality in global patent citation networks

Morrison, Greg and Giovanis, Eleftherios and Pammolli, Fabio and Riccaboni, Massimo Border sensitive centrality in global patent citation networks. Journal of Complex Networks, 2 (4). pp. 518-536. ISSN 2051-1310 (2014)

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When resources are shared between interacting networks, the importance of each node depends strongly on how collaborative or competitive each sub-network is. In this paper, we develop a new method of measuring centrality in the complex network of patent citations that can take political borders into account, where the national benefit of domestic citations relative to foreign citations can be controlled by a free parameter. We find that while some patent classes are of high importance both in the global and the domestic economy, there often exist patent classes in individual countries that are more central nationally than in global economy. We characterize the most important classes globally and domestically for six different nations, and describe their robustness to various perturbations to the model and to noise.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1093/comnet/cnu031
Additional Information: First published online: August 6, 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: innovation networks; centrality; pagerank; global systems
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 10:30
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 08:20
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/2274

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