IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(6): 731-735 ISSN: 2010-0248

Influence of Spatial Externalities on Innovation Process

Martina Fronkova

Abstract—The main goal of the thesis is to identify agglomeration effects and graphically illustrate their potential impact on the innovation process. Majority of authors consider effects in the transfer of technologies, transfer of know-how and knowledge spillover as the most important agglomeration effects. Variables from the Johansson´s model (2004) are selected as a basis for the formal expression of the agglomeration effects in the innovation process of individual company. The demonstration is supported by graphical model created using fuzzy-logic system in Mat lab computing environment. As input parameters were selected: (1)unsuccessful innovative effort, (2) R&D effort and (3) diffusion of innovations. Spatially oriented color-coded graphs are final results.

Index Terms—Agglomeration effect, diffusion of innovation,spatial externalities.

Martina Fronkova is with Faculty of International Realtions, University of Economics in Prague, nám. W. Churchilla 4, 130 67 Praha 3, Czech Republic (e-mail: xfrom09@vse.cz).

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Cite: Martina Fronkova, "Influence of Spatial Externalities on Innovation Process," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 731-735, 2012.

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