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Star scientists as drivers of the development of regions

Trippl, Michaela LU and Maier, Gunther (2011) In Innovation, growth and competitiveness. Dynamic regions in the knowledge-based world economy p.113-134
Abstract
This chapter investigates the location pattern (at the NUTS 2 level) of

European-based star scientists (identified by the number of citations they generated in journals in the ISI database) as well as the degree and intensity of knowledge sharing activities performed by the scientific elite in their regions of choice. Using a unique dataset of 197 star scientists, we demonstrate that Europe’s world-class researchers are strongly concentrated in a few major places and tend to embed

themselves in these regions by creating multiple knowledge linkages to actors from the academic, industrial and policy world. Our empirical research clearly suggests that star scientists located in Europe are far from being isolated inhabitants... (More)
This chapter investigates the location pattern (at the NUTS 2 level) of

European-based star scientists (identified by the number of citations they generated in journals in the ISI database) as well as the degree and intensity of knowledge sharing activities performed by the scientific elite in their regions of choice. Using a unique dataset of 197 star scientists, we demonstrate that Europe’s world-class researchers are strongly concentrated in a few major places and tend to embed

themselves in these regions by creating multiple knowledge linkages to actors from the academic, industrial and policy world. Our empirical research clearly suggests that star scientists located in Europe are far from being isolated inhabitants of the ivory tower. By adopting various mechanisms of knowledge transfer and promoting a circulation of advanced expertise, star scientists have the potential to drive the development of Europe’s regions. (Less)
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10.1007/978-3-642-14965-8_6
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European-based star scientists (identified by the number of citations they generated in journals in the ISI database) as well as the degree and intensity of knowledge sharing activities performed by the scientific elite in their regions of choice. Using a unique dataset of 197 star scientists, we demonstrate that Europe’s world-class researchers are strongly concentrated in a few major places and tend to embed<br/><br>
themselves in these regions by creating multiple knowledge linkages to actors from the academic, industrial and policy world. Our empirical research clearly suggests that star scientists located in Europe are far from being isolated inhabitants of the ivory tower. By adopting various mechanisms of knowledge transfer and promoting a circulation of advanced expertise, star scientists have the potential to drive the development of Europe’s regions.},
  author       = {Trippl, Michaela and Maier, Gunther},
  editor       = {Schiedschlag, Iulia and Nijkamp, Peter},
  isbn         = {978-3-642-14965-8},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {113--134},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Innovation, growth and competitiveness. Dynamic regions in the knowledge-based world economy},
  title        = {Star scientists as drivers of the development of regions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14965-8_6},
  year         = {2011},
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