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Exploring Creative Research in Emerging Research Domains. Worldwide Longitudinal Evidence for Nanoscale Science and Technology


  • Thomas Heinze
  • Gerrit Bauer


This paper explores research capabilities in nanoscale science and technology. We introduce a method for sampling a population of (potentially) creative scientists based on two measures: network brokerage and multivocality. Subsequent data exploration shows how these scientists are distributed internationally, and how their creativity is connected to publishing and patenting behavior, institutional affiliation, availability of funding, and job mobility. Furthermore, we investigate the semantic space of research frontiers using content analysis.

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  • Thomas Heinze & Gerrit Bauer, 2014. "Exploring Creative Research in Emerging Research Domains. Worldwide Longitudinal Evidence for Nanoscale Science and Technology," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 115-116, pages 107-124.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2014:i:115-116:p:107-124
    DOI: 10.15609/annaeconstat2009.115-116.107

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