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Information 2019, 10(4), 138; https://doi.org/10.3390/info10040138

Dynamic Evolution Model of a Collaborative Innovation Network from the Resource Perspective and an Application Considering Different Government Behaviors

School of Economics and Management, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, Sichuan, China
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Received: 22 February 2019 / Revised: 6 April 2019 / Accepted: 11 April 2019 / Published: 12 April 2019
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Abstract

The evolution of a collaborative innovation network depends on the interrelationships among the innovation subjects. Every single small change affects the network topology, which leads to different evolution results. A logical relationship exists between network evolution and innovative behaviors. An accurate understanding of the characteristics of the network structure can help the innovative subjects to adopt appropriate innovative behaviors. This paper summarizes the three characteristics of collaborative innovation networks, knowledge transfer, policy environment, and periodic cooperation, and it establishes a dynamic evolution model for a resource-priority connection mechanism based on innovation resource theory. The network subjects are not randomly testing all of the potential partners, but have a strong tendency to, which is, innovation resource. The evolution process of a collaborative innovation network is simulated with three different government behaviors as experimental objects. The evolution results show that the government should adopt the policy of supporting the enterprises that recently entered the network, which can maintain the innovation vitality of the network and benefit the innovation output. The results of this study also provide a reference for decision-making by the government and enterprises. View Full-Text
Keywords: innovation resource; collaborative innovation; network evolution; government behaviors innovation resource; collaborative innovation; network evolution; government behaviors
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Wu, Z.; Shao, Y.; Feng, L. Dynamic Evolution Model of a Collaborative Innovation Network from the Resource Perspective and an Application Considering Different Government Behaviors. Information 2019, 10, 138.

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