Measuring the Knowledge Base of an Economy in terms of Triple-Helix Relations among 'Technology, Organization, and Territory,' Research Policy 35(2), 2006, 181-199.

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Title:
Measuring the Knowledge Base of an Economy in terms of Triple-Helix Relations among 'Technology, Organization, and Territory,' Research Policy 35(2), 2006, 181-199.
Author:
Leydesdorff, Loet; Dolfsma, Wilfred; van der Panne, Gerben
Citation:
Measuring the Knowledge Base of an Economy in terms of Triple-Helix Relations among 'Technology, Organization, and Territory,' Research Policy 35(2), 2006, 181-199. 2006,
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2006
Description:
Research Policy 35(2), 2006, 181-199
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105133
Submitted date:
2006-09-23
Abstract:
Can the knowledge base of an economy be measured? In this study, we combine the perspective of regional economics on the interrelationships among technology, organization, and territory with the triple-helix model, and offer the mutual information in three dimensions as an indicator of the configuration. When this probabilistic entropy is negative, the configuration reduces the uncertainty that prevails at the systems level. Data about more than a million Dutch companies are used for testing the indicator. The data contain postal codes (geography), sector codes (proxy for technology), and firm sizes in terms of number of employees (proxy for organization). The configurations are mapped at three levels: national (NUTS-1), provincial (NUTS-2), and regional (NUTS-3). The levels are cross-tabled with the knowledge-intensive sectors and services. The results suggest that medium-tech sectors contribute to the knowledge base of an economy more than high-tech ones. Knowledge-intensive services have an uncoupling effect, but less so at the high-tech end of these services.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Science Technology Studies
Local subject classification:
knowledge base; probabilistic entropy; services; medium-tech; high-tech; triple helix; knowledge-intensive

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dc.contributor.authorLeydesdorff, Loeten_US
dc.contributor.authorDolfsma, Wilfreden_US
dc.contributor.authorvan der Panne, Gerbenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-23T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:19:59Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-09-23en_US
dc.identifier.citationMeasuring the Knowledge Base of an Economy in terms of Triple-Helix Relations among 'Technology, Organization, and Territory,' Research Policy 35(2), 2006, 181-199. 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105133-
dc.descriptionResearch Policy 35(2), 2006, 181-199en_US
dc.description.abstractCan the knowledge base of an economy be measured? In this study, we combine the perspective of regional economics on the interrelationships among technology, organization, and territory with the triple-helix model, and offer the mutual information in three dimensions as an indicator of the configuration. When this probabilistic entropy is negative, the configuration reduces the uncertainty that prevails at the systems level. Data about more than a million Dutch companies are used for testing the indicator. The data contain postal codes (geography), sector codes (proxy for technology), and firm sizes in terms of number of employees (proxy for organization). The configurations are mapped at three levels: national (NUTS-1), provincial (NUTS-2), and regional (NUTS-3). The levels are cross-tabled with the knowledge-intensive sectors and services. The results suggest that medium-tech sectors contribute to the knowledge base of an economy more than high-tech ones. Knowledge-intensive services have an uncoupling effect, but less so at the high-tech end of these services.en_US
dc.format.mimetypehtmen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScience Technology Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherknowledge baseen_US
dc.subject.otherprobabilistic entropyen_US
dc.subject.otherservicesen_US
dc.subject.othermedium-techen_US
dc.subject.otherhigh-techen_US
dc.subject.othertriple helixen_US
dc.subject.otherknowledge-intensiveen_US
dc.titleMeasuring the Knowledge Base of an Economy in terms of Triple-Helix Relations among 'Technology, Organization, and Territory,' Research Policy 35(2), 2006, 181-199.en_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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