All iBEGIN research stems from the constituent literatures that form the acronym – International Business, Economic Geography, and Innovation. It is aimed at integrating and leveraging three diverse research streams in order to develop a holistic view of the organization of economic activity across space.
- Connectivity across space is the “invisible web” that underlies all human civilization.
- Social networking and innovation are the two most important elements of the human creative experience.
- Human economic connectivity appears in two generic forms – structured routines and serendipitous inter-actions.
The iBEGIN community includes top scholars from several countries, many of who also belong to the DRUID network.