“Lessons from Ten Years of Nanotechnology Bibliometric Analysis” is a new synthesis paper, presented at the OECD Blue Skies Forum on Science and Innovation Indicators in Ghent, Belgium (September 2016). The paper reflects on the contributions over the past decade of the Nanotechnology Research and Innovation Systems Assessment (RISA) group in the Georgia Tech Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) – a collaborative research program of the School of Public Policy and the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech.
Authored by Jan Youtie, Alan Porter, Philip Shapira and Nils Newman, the paper reviews the results and uses of the publications produced by the RISA group on research and innovation assessment topics in nanotechnology and related emerging technologies. Youtie is director of policy research services and a principal research associate with the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Porter and Shapira are professors in the Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy, and Nils Newman is with Search Technology, Norcross, and is an affiliate of the STIP program. Shapira is also affiliated with the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
The paper references more than 100 papers or chapters, involving more than 80 authors, and a list is included at the end of the top 20 by citations. Much of this work has been undertaken at Georgia Tech through the NSF-sponsored Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU), but it also includes work on nanotechnology and emerging technologies supported by other NSF projects and other sponsors in the U.S. and internationally and in collaboration with many partners in the US and around the world.
“Lessons from Ten Years of Nanotechnology Bibliometric Analysis” can be downloaded (open access) at https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/55931. More information and a full list of Nanotechnology RISA outputs, including working papers, theses, and presentations, is available at http://nanopolicy.gatech.edu/publications/