[gov3009-l] Gov 3009 April 30: Fleming

Elizabeth Stuart stuart@stat.harvard.edu
Sun, 27 Apr 2003 18:02:19 -0400 (EDT)


This week's speaker at the Gov 3009 workshop is Lee Fleming from Harvard 
Business School.  He will be speaking on "Small Worlds Enhance 
Innovation."  This will be the final meeting of the year.

Abstract: 
We'll first describe our data set of the collaboration networks of 2.1
million inventors from the last 30 years.  We'll then present a short
paper that looks at the influence of small world networks and indirect
ties upon regional productivity (ie., is Silicon Valley really different
than Boston and does it matter).  Finally, we'll sketch a preliminary
research design for doing analysis at the individual inventor level and
open it up to a discussion of the potential and problems at this level of
analysis.  This is joint work with Charles King III and Adam Juda.

The paper is available at:
http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~gov3009/handouts/SmallWorldEnhanceInnovation1.0.doc

Seminar Information:
The seminar meets at noon in Room 22, Center for Basic Research
in Social Sciences (CBRSS, 34 Kirkland St., this is the yellow building
across the street from William James Hall). Contact information, previous
presentations, and the spring schedule may be found at the course web
site: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~gov3009/.  Lunch is provided.

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Questions?  Please contact the workshop coordinator, Liz Stuart, at
stuart@stat.harvard.edu