Patent citation analysis in a novel field of technology: An exploration of nano-science and nano-technology

Meyer, Martin (2001) Patent citation analysis in a novel field of technology: An exploration of nano-science and nano-technology. Scientometrics, 51 (1). pp. 163-183. ISSN 01389130

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Abstract

This paper explores the interrelationships between science and technology in the emerging area of nano-science and technology. We track patent citation relations at the sectoraldisciplinary, the organizational, and the combined industrial/organizational levels. Then we investigate the geographic location and organizational affiliation of inventor/authors. Our main finding is that there are only a small number of citations connecting nano-patents with nanoscience papers, while nano-science and technology appear to be relatively well connected in comparison with other fields. Further explorations suggest that nano-science and technology are still mostly separated spheres, even though there are overlaps, as an analysis of title words shows. Another observation is that university-assigned patents seem to cite papers more frequently than other patents.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z0665 Library Science. Information Science
Depositing User: Martin Meyer
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:27
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2012 09:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16427
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