Recent studies on international networks have investigated the role of global cities as catalysts of knowledge flows. In this paper, we examine global cities in transnational networks of innovators. To assess the likelihood of scientists and inventors from different cities to take part in international teams, we propose a measure based on 3-hyperedges in the collaboration network constructed from scientific publications and patents. This measure is used to identify the most competitive global cities in the international network of innovators. To this end, we construct a null model based on the hypergeometric ensembles of random graphs. We find that five US cities play a leading role in transnational networks of innovators. Among them, San Francisco stands out as the most globalized city.

Global Cities in International Networks of Innovators

Riccaboni M.
2021

Abstract

Recent studies on international networks have investigated the role of global cities as catalysts of knowledge flows. In this paper, we examine global cities in transnational networks of innovators. To assess the likelihood of scientists and inventors from different cities to take part in international teams, we propose a measure based on 3-hyperedges in the collaboration network constructed from scientific publications and patents. This measure is used to identify the most competitive global cities in the international network of innovators. To this end, we construct a null model based on the hypergeometric ensembles of random graphs. We find that five US cities play a leading role in transnational networks of innovators. Among them, San Francisco stands out as the most globalized city.
hypergeometric ensemble
hypergraphs
Multiplex networks
networks of innovators
research teams
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