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Characterizing Intellectual Spaces between Science and Technology

Bhattacharya, Sujit, Kretschmer, Hildrun, Meyer, Martin S. (2003) Characterizing Intellectual Spaces between Science and Technology. Scientometrics, 58 (2). pp. 369-390. ISSN 0138-9130. (doi:10.1023/A:1026244828759) (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:33718)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1026244828759

Abstract

The paper presents a methodology for studying the interactions between science and technology. Our approach rests mostly on patent citation and co-word analysis. In particular, this study aims to delineate intellectual spaces in thin-film technology in terms of science/technology interaction. The universe of thin-film patents can be viewed as the macro-level and starting point of our analysis. Applying a bottom-up approach, intellectual spaces at the micro-level are defined by tracing prominent concepts in publications, patents, and their citations of scientific literature. In another step, co-word analysis is used to generate meso-level topics and sub-topics. Overlapping structures and specificities that emerge are explored in the light of theoretical understanding of science-technology interactions. In particular, one can distinguish prominent concepts among patent citations that either co-occur in both thin-film publications and patents or reach out to one of the two sides. Future research may address the question to what extent one can interpret directionality into this.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1023/A:1026244828759
Subjects: 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: 26 Apr 2013 10:55 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33718 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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