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Publication date: 25 July 2008

Robin Cowan and Nicolas Jonard

Network formation is often said to be driven by social capital considerations. A typical pattern observed in the empirical data on strategic alliances is that of…

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Network formation is often said to be driven by social capital considerations. A typical pattern observed in the empirical data on strategic alliances is that of small-world networks: dense subgroups of firms interconnected by (few) clique-spanning ties. The typical argument is that there is social capital value both to being embedded in a dense cluster, and to bridging disconnected clusters. In this chapter we develop and analyze a simple model of joint innovation where we are able to reproduce these features, based solely on the assumption that successful partnering demands some intermediate amount of technological similarity between the partners.

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Network Strategy
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ISBN: 978-0-7623-1442-3

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Publication date: 25 July 2008

Two core assumptions set network theory apart from other perspectives and direct research into specific strategic and organizational topics.

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Two core assumptions set network theory apart from other perspectives and direct research into specific strategic and organizational topics.

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Network Strategy
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ISBN: 978-0-7623-1442-3

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Publication date: 25 July 2008

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Network Strategy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-7623-1442-3

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Publication date: 28 July 2020

Xisto L. Travassos, Sérgio L. Avila and Nathan Ida

Ground Penetrating Radar is a multidisciplinary Nondestructive Evaluation technique that requires knowledge of electromagnetic wave propagation, material properties and…

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Ground Penetrating Radar is a multidisciplinary Nondestructive Evaluation technique that requires knowledge of electromagnetic wave propagation, material properties and antenna theory. Under some circumstances this tool may require auxiliary algorithms to improve the interpretation of the collected data. Detection, location and definition of target’s geometrical and physical properties with a low false alarm rate are the objectives of these signal post-processing methods. Basic approaches are focused in the first two objectives while more robust and complex techniques deal with all objectives at once. This work reviews the use of Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning for data interpretation of Ground Penetrating Radar surveys. We show that these computational techniques have progressed GPR forward from locating and testing to imaging and diagnosis approaches.

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Applied Computing and Informatics, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2634-1964

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