|Claussen, Jörg and Falck, Oliver and Grohsjean, Thorsten (2010): The Strength of Direct Ties: Evidence from the Electronic Game Industry. Discussion Papers in Business Administration 2010-8|
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We analyze the economic effects of a developer’s connectedness in the electronic game industry. Knowledge spillovers between developers are likely to be of special relevance in this knowledge-intensive and regionally concentrated industry. We calculate social network measures for a developer’s connectedness to other developers at multiple points in time. In a regression in which we exploit within-career variation in social network measures, we find that the number of direct ties a developer has to other developers has a strong effect on both a game’s revenues and critics’ scores. The quality of indirect ties makes no additional contribution to the game’s success.
|Item Type:||Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Keywords:||social network analysis, electronic 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:||03. Aug 2011 07:45|
|Last Modified:||22. May 2012 10:30|
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