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Innovation flow through social networks: productivity distribution in France and Italy

Di Matteo, Tiziana; Aste, Tomaso; Gallegati, M


From a detailed empirical analysis of the productivity of non financial firms across several countries and years we show that productivity follows a non-Gaussian distribution with 'fat tails' in the large productivity region which are well mimicked by power law behaviors. We discuss how these empirical findings can be linked to a mechanism of exchanges in a social network where firms improve their productivity by direct innovation and/or by imitation of other firm's technological and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: European Physical Journal B
DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2005-00332-y


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