Description

In this project we introduce a new quantitative measure of international scholarly impact of countries by using bibliometric techniques based on publication and citation data. We present a case study to illustrate the use of our proposed measure in the subject area Energy during 1996–2009. We also present geographical maps to visualize knowledge flows among countries. Finally, using correlation analysis between publication output and international scholarly impact, we study the explanatory power of the applied measure.The prevalence of the Internet to facilitate research collaborations and the greatly increased global mobility of high quality researchers have resulted in a new highly dynamic global marketplace for ideas. Knowledge has become crucially important in global economies, since many economies have become knowledge based. At the same time commerce and scientific research markets are now much more internationalized (Storper 1999). Because the value of knowledge depreciates at an increasingly rapid rate, possessing knowledge itself is no longer as valuable as the ability to participate in the knowledge flows associated with these marketplaces. According to John Hagel et al. (2009) in the context of business competitiveness, ‘‘Knowledge flows—which occur in any social, fluid environment where learning and collaboration can take place—are quickly becoming one of the most crucial sources of value creation’’

 

 

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Saeed-Ul Hassan, and P. Haddawy, “Measuring International Knowledge Flows and Scholarly Impact of Scientific Research”, Scientometrics: vol. 94, issue 1; Springer, 2013.

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