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Publication and patent analysis of European researchers in the field of production technology and manufacturing systems


  • Fiorenzo Franceschini

    () (DISPEA (Department of Production Systems and Business Economics))

  • Domenico Maisano

    () (DISPEA (Department of Production Systems and Business Economics))


This paper develops a structured comparison among a sample of European researchers in the field of Production Technology and Manufacturing Systems, on the basis of scientific publications and patents. Researchers are evaluated and compared by a variegated set of indicators concerning (1) the output of individual researchers and (2) that of groups of researchers from the same country. While not claiming to be exhaustive, the results of this preliminary study provide a rough indication of the publishing and patenting activity of researchers in the field of interest, identifying (dis)similarities between different countries. Of particular interest is a proposal for aggregating analysis results by means of maps based on publication and patent indicators. A large amount of empirical data are presented and discussed.

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  • Fiorenzo Franceschini & Domenico Maisano, 2012. "Publication and patent analysis of European researchers in the field of production technology and manufacturing systems," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 93(1), pages 89-100, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:93:y:2012:i:1:d:10.1007_s11192-012-0648-2
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-012-0648-2

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