Wang, Gangbo and Guan, Jiancheng (2011) Measuring scienceâtechnology interactions using patent citations and author-inventor links: an exploration analysis from Chinese nanotechnology. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13 (12). pp. 6245-6262.
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This article contributes to the growing study on the interactions between science and technology with Chinaâs evidence in the field of nanotechnology, based on the database of United States Patent and Trademark Office. The analysis is focused during the period of 1991â2008, a rapid increasing period for the development of nanotechnology. Using the non-patent references cited by patents, we first investigate the scienceâtechnology connections in the context of Chinese nanotechnology, especially in institutional sectors and its application fields. Those patents, produced by academic researchers and directed towards basic scientific knowledge, generally cite more scientific references with a higher proportion of self-citations. It is interesting to find that patents contributed by collaborations between public organizations and corporations seldom contain scientific references. Following an interesting path on matching the data of publications and patents, we establish the author-inventor links in this emerging field. Author-inventors, who are co-active in publishing and patenting, are at the very top of the most prolific and highly cited researchers. Finally, we employ social network analysis to explore the characteristics of scientific and technological networks generated by co-authorship and co-invention data, to investigate the position and the role of patentingâpublishing scientists in these research networks.
|Deposited By:||Prof. Alexey Ivanov|
|Deposited On:||05 Jan 2012 09:30|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2012 09:42|
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