Knowledge networks and innovation-driven collaborations: A study in Victoria's biotechnology industry

Adel Moslehi, Henry Linger, Kerry Tanner

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    In a rapidly changing era, organisations need to be innovative in order to survive, and they need to access external knowledge. This paper examines knowledge networks between organisations by focusing on three main elements of a network: content, knowledge process and the structure of the network. Although the influence of these three elements on innovation has been discussed, the interrelation between these elements has not been explored in detail. The subject of our study is the patent co-authorship networks of biotechnology firms in Victoria, Australia. The data were extracted via the Australia patent database (AusPat) from 2001 to 2010. Using social network analysis and statistical analyses, our study explores the relationship between knowledge processes, knowledge and network structure. This exploratory and ongoing research aims to extend our understanding of knowledge networking and their role in inter-organisational collaboration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBuilding Sustainable Information Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2012), Tuscany, Italy, August 29 - 30, 2012
    EditorsHenry Linger, Julie Fisher, Andrew Barnden, Chris Barry, Michael Lang, Christoph Schneider
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Pages323 - 336
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781461475408
    ISBN (Print)9781461475392
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Information Systems Development 2012 - Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy
    Duration: 29 Aug 201230 Aug 2012
    Conference number: 21st


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems Development 2012
    Abbreviated titleISD 2012
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