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Behaviour in networks of collaborators: theory and evidence from the English judiciary

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This paper uses data on judicial citations to explore whether the diffusion and/or application of knowledge within an organisation is affected by worker connectivity. Developing a simple model of discretionary citations, we distinguish between two hypotheses: knowledge diffusion whereby connected judges are more likely to be aware of each others' cases than unconnected judges, and socialisation whereby judges are more likely to be positively disposed to judges to whom they are more connected....

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University of Oxford
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Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2007-09-01
Paper number:
354
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1144084
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pubs:1144084
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2020-12-15

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