Exploring the development of science-based nanotechnology

L. Wang*, Zexia Li

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Abstract

Scientific research has been acknowledged as an important knowledge resource for developing technologies. Studying science-technology linkages is crucial to help understand the mechanisms of innovation. Using nanotechnology as a case study, this paper investigates what types of scientific research can help improve the impact of technologies. This study uses backward and forward citation analysis, extracted from the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI). Non-patent citations (NPCs) from each patent are further connected with records indexed in Web of Science, and the forward citations for the cited articles are collected. On the one hand, our results confirm that there is an important contribution from science to technology. High-impact academic research has significantly contributed to the development of high-impact patents. On the other hand, this study also reveals the heterogeneous pattern of patents citing scientific publications, depending on the organizational type, country, and knowledge origin. Compared to those in the U.S., patents developed by Chinese inventors tend to reply on more recent science but with a narrower scientific scope.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsGiuseppe Catalano, Cinzia Daraio, Martina Gregori, Henk F. Moed, Giancarlo Ruocco
Pages1813-1824
Number of pages12
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20195 Sep 2019
https://www.issi2019.org/

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period2/09/195/09/19
Internet address

JEL classifications

  • o14 - "Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology"

Keywords

  • Academic research
  • Citation analysis
  • Knowledge resource
  • Nanotechnology
  • Patent citation
  • Patents and inventions
  • Science technologies
  • Scientific publications
  • Scientific researches
  • Web of Science
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • ACADEMIC RESEARCH
  • INDUSTRIAL INNOVATIONS
  • TECHNOLOGY

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