Title: Technological communities and the diffusion of knowledge
Authors: Rappa, Ma ×
Debackere, Koenraad #
Issue Date: Jul-1992
Publisher: Blackwell publ ltd
Series Title: R & d management vol:22 issue:3 pages:209-220
Abstract: The external acquisition of technological knowledge is a central theme in research on technology management. In this paper it is argued that technological communities may provide a useful unit of analysis to study information and knowledge exchange among scientists and engineers working on a particular research agenda. Based on a worldwide survey of more than 700 individuals engaged in the research and development of neural network technology, the dynamics within that particular community are explored. The primary focus is to compare the characteristics of academic and industrial researchers, with special attention given to the timing of their entry into the field.
ISSN: 0033-6807
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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