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Minerva Unbound: Knowledge Stocks, Knowledge Flows and New Knowledge Production

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  • Lynne G. Zucker
  • Michael R. Darby
  • Jonathan Furner
  • Robert C. Liu
  • Hongyan Ma

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The rate of regional growth of new knowledge in the field of nanotechnology, as measured by counts of articles and patents in the open-access digital library NanoBank, is shown to be positively affected both by the size of existing regional stocks of recorded knowledge in all scientific fields, and the extent to which tacit knowledge in all fields flows between institutions of different organizational types. The level of federal funding has a large, robust impact on both publication and patenting. The data provide further support for the cumulative advantage model of knowledge production, and for ongoing efforts to institutionalize channels through which cross-organizational collaboration may be achieved.

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