Collaboration network analysis for competitive intelligence


  • Johannes van der Pol


Collaboration analysis, competitive intelligence, dynamic network analysis, network analysis, patents


The analysis of collaborations is an important aspect of competitive intelligencestudies. Collaborations show who players turn to in order to gain access to external knowledge.Networks are often used to analyze collaborations. However, analyzing networks that becomeincreasingly large, especially in a dynamic setting, is a difficult task. Communication on thesequestions is complex for the same reason. In this paper I propose a method that allows for theidentification of collaboration strategies in a static and dynamic setting that also makes it easierto communicate the results. An application of the method is also provided to illustrate how themethod can be used for competitive intelligence studies.


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