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Extending Canvas of Manufacturing Strategy: 8Ps Model

The purpose of this paper is to explore an extension to the classic 6Ps framework of Manufacturing Strategy (MS) suggested by Leong and Ward (1996). We utilize text mining of Leong and Ward’s citations and propose an extension to 8Ps … Continue reading

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An approach for modelling and forecasting research activity related to an emerging technology

The understanding of emerging technologies and the analysis of their development pose a great challenge for decision makers, as being able to assess and forecast technological change enables them to make the most of it. There is a whole field … Continue reading

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A hybrid similarity measure method for patent portfolio analysis

Similarity measures are fundamental tools for identifying relationships within or across patent portfolios. Many bibliometric indicators are used to determine similarity measures; for example, bibliographic coupling, citation and co-citation, and co-word distribution. This paper aims to construct a hybrid similarity … Continue reading

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Nano-enabled Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy: Literature Analysis Using the MeSH System

Background: Biomedical literature provides abundant knowledge on R&D development and emerging themes and techniques to researchers and to enhance clinical treatment. Tracing research topic activity and researcher connections, and understanding evolving research landscapes, support identification of research domain potential and … Continue reading

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A Systematic Method for Technology Assessment: Illustrated for Big Data Analytics

Historically, Technology Assessment (TA) refers to studying the societal effects of the development and application of a technology. A key challenge for modern TA is to assess emerging technology fields as they are emerging – this is crucial for producing … Continue reading

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Organizational Factors for Development of Sectoral Science, Technology and Innovation System: Venezuelan Experience in Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a millenary science, however, was in the last 60 years which reached its “peak/top” with the advances in the techniques for manipulating living beings. About your multidisciplinary nature, in the countries where it was considered a strategic element for … Continue reading

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Forecasting potential sensor applications of triboelectric nanogenerators through tech mining

The Triboelectric Nanogenerator (TENG), invented in 2012, is an emerging energy harvesting technology that efficiently converts ambient mechanical energy into electricity. Much work has been done to develop this device and improve its performance. However, no systematic report about its … Continue reading

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Mapping the dengue scientific landscape worldwide: a bibliometric and network analysis

Despite the current global trend of reduction in the morbidity and mortality of neglected diseases, dengue’s incidence has increased and occurrence areas have expanded. Dengue also persists as a scientific and technological challenge since there is no effective treatment, vaccine, … Continue reading

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Network analysis to support public health: evolution of collaboration among leishmaniasis researchers

Databases on scientific publications are a well-known source for complex network analysis. The present work focuses on tracking evolution of collaboration amongst researchers on leishmaniasis, a neglected disease associated with poverty and very common in Brazil, India and many other … Continue reading

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A measure of staying power: Is the persistence of emergent concepts more significantly influenced by technical domain or scale?

This study advances a four-part indicator for technical emergence. While doing so it focuses on a particular class of emergent concepts—those which display the ability to repeatedly maintain an emergent status over multiple time periods. The authors refer to this … Continue reading

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