How Is the Alternative to the Linear Model of Innovation Is Best in Terms of Operationalisation in Technology

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Innovation as a Nonlinear Process, the Scientometric Perspective, and the Specification of an "Innovation Opportunities Explorer" Loet Leydesdorff, Daniele Rotolo, Wouter de Nooy
(Submitted on 28 Feb 2012 (v1), last revised 29 Jan 2013 (this version, v2)) The process of innovation follows non-linear patterns across the domains of science, technology, and the economy. Novel bibliometric mapping techniques can be used to investigate and represent distinctive, but complementary perspectives on the innovation process (e.g., "demand" and "supply") as well as the interactions among these perspectives. The perspectives can be represented as "continents" of data related to varying extents over time. For example, the different branches of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the Medline database provide sources of such perspectives (e.g., "Diseases" versus "Drugs and Chemicals"). The multiple-perspective approach enables us to reconstruct facets of the dynamics of innovation, in terms of selection mechanisms shaping localizable trajectories and/or resulting in more globalized regimes. By expanding the data with patents and scholarly publications, we demonstrate the use of this multi-perspective approach in the case of RNA Interference (RNAi). The possibility to develop an "Innovation Opportunities Explorer" is specified. Comments: | Technology Analysis and Strategic Management (forthcoming in 2013)| Subjects: | Digital Libraries (cs.DL); Physics and Society (physics.soc-ph)| Cite as: | arXiv:1202.6235 [cs.DL]|

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From: Loet Leydesdorff [view email]
[v1] Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:20:07 GMT (321kb)
[v2] Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:00:30 GMT (305kb)
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