Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/53290
Authors: 
Maggioni, Mario A.
Gambarotto, Francesca
Uberti, Teodora Erika
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Global challenges 74.2009
Abstract: 
This paper presents a meta-analysis of the cluster literature contained in scientific journals from 1969 to 2007. Thanks to an original database we study the evolution of a stream of literature which focuses on a research object which is both a theoretical puzzle and an empirical widespread evidence. We identify different growth stages, from take-off to development and maturity. We test the existence of a life-cycle within the authorships and we discover the existence of a substitutability relation between different collaborative behaviours. We study the relationships between a spatial and an industrial approach within the textual corpus of cluster literature and we show the existence of a predatory interaction. We detect the relevance of clustering behaviours in the location of authors working on clusters and in measuring the influence of geographical distance in co-authorship. We measure the extent of a convergence process of the vocabulary of scientists working on clusters.
Subjects: 
Cluster
Life-Cycle
Cluster Literature
Textual Analysis
Agglomeration
Co-Authorship
JEL: 
O18
R12
Z13
B41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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