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The Emergence of Novel Science-Related Fields: Regional or Technological Patterns? Exploration and Exploitation in UK Nanotechnology

Meyer, Martin S., Libaers, Dirk, Park, Jae-Hwan (2011) The Emergence of Novel Science-Related Fields: Regional or Technological Patterns? Exploration and Exploitation in UK Nanotechnology. Regional Studies, 45 (7). pp. 935-959. ISSN 0034-3404. (doi:10.1080/00343401003792468) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:33685)

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Abstract

The emergence of novel science-related fields: regional or technological patterns? Exploration and exploitation in United Kingdom nanotechnology, Regional Studies. An extensive literature addresses the emergence of new technologies in their geographical and cognitive context. Drawing on a spatial innovation systems approach, this issue is explored for a newly emerging area: nano-science and nanotechnology. This study draws on a multi-method approach to explore the emergence of nanotechnology in the United Kingdom, covering bibliometric, patent, and firm-level data. The results point to regional concentrations of scientific and technological activity as well as to a concentration of nanotechnology firms in the well-established ‘science hubs’. However, further inspection of the evidence also hints at the importance of non-local links and networks along technological paths.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00343401003792468
Uncontrolled keywords: Patent analysis, Bibliometrics, Innovation systems, Emerging technologies, Nano-districts
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Martin Meyer
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2013 09:30 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33685 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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