Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104526
Authors: 
Claussen, Jörg
Falck, Oliver
Grohsjean, Thorsten
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers in Business Administration 2010-08 [rev.]
Abstract: 
We analyze the economic effects of a developer’s connectedness in the electronic game industry. Knowledge spillovers between developers are likely to be of special relevance in this knowledge-intensive and regionally concentrated industry. We calculate social network measures for a developer’s connectedness to other developers at multiple points in time. In a regression in which we exploit within-career variation in social network measures, we find that the number of direct ties a developer has to other developers has a strong effect on both a game’s revenues and critics’ scores. The quality of indirect ties makes no additional contribution to the game’s success.
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Working Paper

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