Category Archives: Research Type

Forecasting Cloud Computing: Producing a Technological Profile

Migrating to cloud computing is one of the current enterprise challenges. In this sense, the small and medium enterprise should be the most interested, given that initial investments are avoided and the technology offers gradual implementation. However, 54.9 % of … Continue reading

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International Collaboration Patterns and Effecting Factors of Emerging Technologies

With the globalization of the world economy, international innovation collaboration has taken place all over the world. This study selects three emerging technologies (3D printing, big data and carbon nanotubes and graphene technology) among 20 countries as the research objects, … Continue reading

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A Strategic View for Rare Earths Production, in a Competitive and Sustainable form

The demand for rare earths (RE) has been intensified by their large use, especially in high technology sectors. Supply difficulties have forced RE users to seek alternative sources and invest in the development of recycling technologies and options of reuse for these … Continue reading

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Four decades of coupon research in pricing: Evolution, development, and practice

Coupons are a sales promotion tool frequently used by marketers. While considerable research has been conducted on coupons such as its profitability, design, and redemption rate for increased sales, few attempts have been made to summarize the published literature in … Continue reading

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Text mining to gain technical intelligence for acquired target selection: A case study for China’s computer numerical control machine tools industry

Technology strategy plays an increasingly important role in today’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activities. Informing that strategy with empirical intelligence offers great potential value to R&D managers and technology policy makers. This paper proposes a methodology, based on patent analysis, … Continue reading

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Generating Competitive Technical Intelligence Using Topical Analysis, Patent Citation Analysis, and Term Clumping Analysis

Because of the flexibility and complexity of Newly Emerging Science and Technologies (NESTs), traditional statistical analysis fails to capture technology evolution in detail. Tracking technology evolution pathways supports industrial, governmental, and academic decisions to guide future development trends. Patents are … Continue reading

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Building a View of the Future of Antibiotics Through the Analysis of Primary Patents

The primary patent application of a new drug is the application that claims the chemical structure of that new compound and is usually the first patent filled regarding that new drug. Therefore, the analysis of the recent primary patents in … Continue reading

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Recent Trends in Technology Mining Approaches: Quantitative Analysis of GTM Conference Proceedings

This paper performs a quantitative analysis of trends in technology mining (TM) approaches using 5 years (2011–2015) of Global TechMining (GTM) conference proceedings as a data source. These proceedings are processed with a help of Vantage Point software, providing an … Continue reading

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Combining Scientometrics with Patent-Metrics for CTI Service in R&D Decision-Making: Practices of National Science Library of CAS

Scientometric analysis and text-mining have been applied to scientific and technological trend-tracking and related scientific performance evaluations for several years in China. Since 2012, NSL-CAS provides CTI (competitive technical intelligence) services based on metrics for supporting R&D decision-making. NSL helps … Continue reading

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

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, supports identification of research domain potential and informs … Continue reading

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