Title: Six degrees of GM Bacon: network analysis of biotechnology inventors

Authors: Daniel K.N. Johnson

Addresses: Economics at Colorado College, 14 East Cache La Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

Abstract: Network analysis shows a stable network between states, but a changing environment between individual actors, with a growing importance of connectedness. The popular maxim that everyone is connected by six degrees of separation is tested with surprising results.

Keywords: network analysis; biotechnology; patents; citations; inventors; six degrees of separation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2008.018960

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2008 Vol.4 No.2, pp.139 - 147

Available online: 26 Jun 2008 *

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