Category Archives: ST&I policy

A taxonomy of small firm technology commercialization

This article proposes a taxonomy of business models used by small, highly innovative firms focused on technology commercialization. Such firms disproportionately contribute to technological change in the US economy. The firms operate across industries and use a variety of technology … Continue reading

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Early social science research about Big Data

Recent emerging technology policies seek to diminish negative impacts while equitably and responsibly accruing and distributing benefits. Social scientists play a role in these policies, but relatively little quantitative research has been undertaken to study how social scientists inform the … Continue reading

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Science system path-dependencies and their influences: nanotechnology research in Russia

In this paper, we study the influence of path dependencies on the development of an emerging technology in a transitional economy. Our focus is the development of nanotechnology in Russia in the period between 1990 and 2012. By examining outputs, … Continue reading

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Chinese energy and fuels research priorities and trend: A bibliometric analysis

This study aims to summarize an overview of Chinese energy and fuels research using comprehensive bibliometric analysis measures based on data extracted from the Science Citation Index Expanded database from 1993 to 2012. Keyword analysis was used to assess and … Continue reading

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Technology Mining of Gulf Coast Intellectual Assets: Discovering Regional Assets for Economic Development

The Gulf Coast is facing significant challenges in rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Post disaster perceptions of blight and crime have severely harmed the bread-and-butter industry of the area: tourism. As a result, the region must take inventory of its intellectual … Continue reading

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Biodiesel in Brazil: science, technology and innovation indicators

The world leader in the production and consumption of ethanol from sugar cane, Brazil has been conducting research in biodiesel for years including patents registered in the 80s. In 2005, biodiesel was incorporated into the Brazilian energy matrix. This article … Continue reading

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Mining research trends with anomaly detection models: the case of social computing research

We proposed in this study to use anomaly detection models to discover research trends. The application was illustrated by applying a rule-based anomaly detector (WSARE), which was typically used for biosurveillance purpose, in the research trend analysis in social computing … Continue reading

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Social science contributions compared in synthetic biology and nanotechnology

With growing attention to societal issues and implications of synthetic biology, we investigate sources of social science publication knowledge in synthetic biology and probe what might be learned by comparison with earlier rounds of social science research in nanotechnology. “Social … Continue reading

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Why do technology firms publish scientific papers? The strategic use of science by small and midsize enterprises in nanotechnology

In the emerging technology domain of nanotechnology, a significant portion of small and midsize enterprises contribute to the scientific literature by publishing their research and development results. However, while considerable attention has been paid to patenting by small and midsize … Continue reading

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Epistemic integration of the European Research Area: The shifting geography of the knowledge base of Finnish research, 1995–2010

The integration of national research systems is one of the central objectives of European research policies. Yet the epistemic objectives of this project have been poorly defined, and scant attention has been paid to whether political, social and financial integration … Continue reading

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