Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228314
Authors: 
Basilico, Stefano
Graf, Holger
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Jena Economic Research Papers No. 2020-012
Abstract: 
The concept of Bridging Technologies (BTs) refers to technologies which are important for the regional knowledge base by connecting different fields and thereby enabling technological development. We provide analytical tools to identify BTs and study their evolution over time. We apply these tools on several levels. Our findings indicate that large patenting regions are not necessarily the ones that embed most new technologies in their Knowledge Space (KS). Our findings reveal that the German KS became less dependent on important technologies, such as transport, machinery and chemicals over the period 1995-2015. Changes in the German KS in terms of the development of new BTs are due to a regionally dispersed process rather than driven by single regions.
Subjects: 
Knowledge Spaces
Network Analysis
Bridging Technology
Revealed Relatedness
GPT
Centrality
JEL: 
O33
O34
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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