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Scientific Mobility and Knowledge Transfer at the Interregional and Intraregional Level

Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 1-15
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Regional Studies
Volym: 9
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: Taylor & Francis


Scientific mobility and knowledge transfer at the interregional and intraregional level, Regional Studies. The aim of this paper is to explore the extent and nature of knowledge flows which result from the international mobility of elite scientists. Based on the findings from a worldwide survey of ‘star scientists’ (that is, authors of highly cited journal articles in different research areas), it is shown that these top researchers establish manifold interregional knowledge links between their sending and receiving areas and embed themselves in their location of choice by creating connections to regional actors. Furthermore, the paper identifies a set of crucial factors that determine whether or not star scientists engage in intraregional knowledge transfer activities.


  • Human Geography


  • ISSN: 1360-0591

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