Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry


Van Egeraat, Chris and O Riain, Sean and Kerr, Aphra (2013) Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry. European Planning Studies, 21 (9). pp. 1437-1455. ISSN 0965-4313

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Abstract

This paper assesses the relevance of the knowledge base conceptualization and the relationship between the symbolic knowledge base and the spatiality of knowledge flow in the context of the animation industry in Ireland. The paper draws on findings from a study of four innovation case studies. In broad terms, the findings provide further support for the applicability of the knowledge base approach and the association of the animation industry with the symbolic knowledge base. However, in relation to the spatiality of knowledge flows, the findings contradict the theoretically deduced postulations. Nearly all of the knowledge sources are located overseas. In addition, the study finds little support for the role of local buzz in knowledge flow. The local animation community “buzzes globally” at international events.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at Chris van Egeraat , Sean O'Riain & Aphra Kerr (2013) Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry, European Planning Studies, 21:9, 1437-1455, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2012.755838
Keywords: Social structures; Spatial Structures; Innovation; Animation Industry;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 6133
Identification Number: 10.1080/09654313.2012.755838
Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 15:27
Journal or Publication Title: European Planning Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
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