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International production and trade in a high-tech industry: A multilevel network analysis

International production and trade in a high-tech industry: A multilevel network analysis

Smith, Matthew, Gorgoni, Sara and Cronin, Bruce ORCID: 0000-0002-3776-8924 (2019) International production and trade in a high-tech industry: A multilevel network analysis. Social Networks, 59. pp. 50-60. ISSN 0378-8733 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2019.05.003)

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Abstract

We propose a multilevel network approach as an alternative framework to analyse the international organisation of an industrial sector. We present a novel application of a multilevel Exponential Random Graph Model to a multilevel network of firms linked by ownership at the micro level, countries linked by trade at the macro level, and a firm-county affiliation network linking the two in a high-tech industry. The results from the multilevel ERGM reveal a complex interplay between firm-level activity and international trade patterns. The approach can be extended to other industries to improve understanding of the international organisation of production, to map global value chains and to compare industries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: exponential random graph models, multilevel networks, international organisation of production, international trade, corporate ownership network
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC)
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 08:39
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/24750

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