|Claussen, Jörg and Falck, Oliver and Grohsjean, Thorsten (18. August 2010): The Strength of Direct Ties: Evidence from the Electronic Game Industry. Discussion Papers in Business Administration 2010-8|
We analyze the economic effects of a developer’s connectedness in the electronic game industry. Knowledge spillovers between developers should be of special relevance in this knowledge-based industry. We calculate measures for a developer’s connectedness to other developers at multiple points in time. In a regression with developer, developing firm, publishing firm, and time fixed effects, we find that the number of a developer’s direct ties, i.e., common past experience, has a strong effect on both a game’s revenues and critics’ scores. The intensity of indirect ties makes no additional contribution to the game’s success.
|Item Type:||Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Keywords:||network analysis, game industry, knowledge spillovers|
|Collections:||Munich School of Management|
Munich School of Management > Discussion Papers
Munich School of Management > Discussion Papers > Communication Economics
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology|
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
|JEL Classification:||L14, L86, D83|
|Deposited On:||19. Aug 2010 14:14|
|Last Modified:||27. Nov 2013 12:58|
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