Title: Transfer of knowledge in science-based research networks: a case study on human health genetics in Italy
Authors: Lauretta Rubini
Addresses: Facolta di Economia, Facolta di Economia Universita degli Studi di Ferrara, Via Voltapaletto, 11 – Ferrara, Italy
Abstract: This paper deals with the transfer of knowledge in science-based research networks, with particular reference to the role of international networking for the quality of research. A high-quality basic research system is the base for the establishment of effective mechanisms of knowledge spillovers and diffusion within the academic and to the productive world. The impact of international networking on the quality of research is analysed by means of an empirical model applied to data on the public research laboratories dealing with genetics in the Emilia Romagna region (Italy).
Keywords: human health genetics; research networks; research quality; knowledge transfer; Italy; international networking; knowledge spillovers; knowledge diffusion; public research laboratories.
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.11 No.4, pp.304 - 324
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