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Swedish and Nordic institute collaboration networks over time - between institute ego-networks and fields
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology (name changed 20120201).
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE), Department for Library services, Language and ARC, Publication Infrastructure.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4442-1360
2012 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
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The study represents an analysis of a group of institutes included in RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) representing a wide range of activities from research in forestry, ICT, and also areas such as surface chemistry. The aim was to examine publication patterns over time and also analyze international collaboration in the broader context of technical-industrial institutes in Nordic countries.

A bibliometric analysis was conducted by searching Web of Science for publications containing the addresses of RISE institutes published 2002-2011. A publication count was done for the individual institutes, for an aggregated level dividing the institutes into four groups (Swedish ICT, SP, SWEREA, Innventia/STFI), and as total counts for the whole RISE group. To analyze the collaboration network of the RISE group, frequencies of organizations and countries in the publication set were calculated and co-occurrence visualizations conducted.

The preliminary results show an increasing publication frequency at the aggregated level. Also the international collaboration, measured by the share of internationally co-authored publications, has been augmenting, from about 31 percent in 2002 to about 43 percent in 2011. Nevertheless, in Sweden, universities are still the most common collaborators and the network analysis shows that there are extensive knowledge networks between local research partners.

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institutes, internationalization, innovation, Nordic countries, VTT, SINTEF, GTS, RISE
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-103793OAI: diva2:561665
17th Nordic workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy; Helsinki, Finland
Institutes in the Innovation systemsSTINT-project International R&D-networks (Institutional grant for younger researchers)NIFU-project Markets for applied research


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