Networks and proximities

The world is relational. The vast majority of objects and subjects are embedded in complex relational structures, commonly called “networks”. My research focuses on knowledge networks, i.e. networks with the objective of knowledge and information diffusing between individual actors, organisations, and regions. I am particularly invested in understanding why networks show specific structures, what factors are determine these, how do they evolve over time, and to what extent they matter economically. In the following, I list a selection of core results of my research.

Disentangling link formation and dissolution in spatial networks: An application of a two-mode STERGM to a project-based R&D network in the German biotechnology industry

Broekel, T. & Bednarz, M. (2018),Disentangling link formation and dissolution in spatial networks: An application of a two-mode STERGM to a project-based R&D network in the German biotechnology industry, Networks and Spatial Economics, 18(3), 677-704,https://doi.org/10.1007/s11067-018-9430-1 (pdf). The analysis of...

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Wind energy diffusion

New publication: Pulled or pushed? The spatial diffusion of wind energy between local demand and supply

Supply-push or demand-pull? In a new publication, Marcel Bednarz and I find that the spatial distribution of the German #wind #energy industry was stronger shaped by local #demand-pull than by local #supply-push effects. We use Bayesian survival models with...

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Disentangling link formation and dissolution in spatial networks: An application of a two-mode STERGM to a project-based R&D network in the German biotechnology industry

Broekel, T. & Bednarz, M. (2018),Disentangling link formation and dissolution in spatial networks: An application of a two-mode STERGM to a project-based R&D network in the German biotechnology industry, Networks and Spatial Economics, 18(3), 677-704,https://doi.org/10.1007/s11067-018-9430-1 (pdf). The analysis of...

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