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The importance of collaborative networks in Canadian scientific research


  • Leila Tahmooresnejad
  • Catherine Beaudry


This study investigates co-author and co-inventor collaborations using scientific articles and patents to measure collaborative knowledge production. This paper assesses how a scientist’s position within the joint co-publication and co-invention network affects its production and citation impact. Our findings reveal that number of publications is strongly associated with the scientists’ position in co-author/inventor networks and that a scientist’s technological production actually increases with collaboration in such networks. These academic relationships have a significant impact on the future number of publication citations and appear to benefit the number of patent citations in the same measure.

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  • Leila Tahmooresnejad & Catherine Beaudry, 2018. "The importance of collaborative networks in Canadian scientific research," Industry and Innovation, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(10), pages 990-1029, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:indinn:v:25:y:2018:i:10:p:990-1029
    DOI: 10.1080/13662716.2017.1421913

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