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Title: Modeling the persistence of organizations in an emerging field: The case of hepatitis C
Authors: Clarysse, B ×
Debackere, Koenraad
Rappa, MA #
Issue Date: Aug-1996
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Research policy vol:25 issue:5 pages:671-687
Abstract: This paper explores the persistence of research organizations in their efforts to participate in the development of an emerging field of science and technology. Persistence is operationalized as the ongoing contribution of a research organization to knowledge creation and diffusion. In particular, we relate the position of a research organization in a network of R & D collaborations to its ongoing contribution to knowledge development, using data on 991 research organizations in the field of hepatitis C over the period 1979-1992/3. Event-history modeling is used to explore the influence of sociometric time-varying covariates on organizational contribution-spans. The analytical results support the hypothesis that network embeddedness is a significant determinant of organizational persistence in an emerging field. More specifically, the position of a research organization in a network of collaborative R & D activities (rather than the number of network partners or collaborative relationships) has a significant and positive influence on its ongoing contribution to the field.
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ISSN: 0048-7333
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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