Fostering national research networks: The case of Turkish coauthorship patterns in the social sciences
Cédric Gossart () and
Müge Ozman ()
Additional contact information
Cédric Gossart: Cankaya University, Department of Economics
No 702, STPS Working Papers from STPS - Science and Technology Policy Studies Center, Middle East Technical University
We analyse the coauthorship networks of researchers affiliated at universities in Turkey by using two databases: the international SSCI database and the Turkish ULAKBIM database. We find that coauthorship networks are composed largely of isolated groups, permitting little knowledge diffusion. Moreover, there seems to be two disparate populations of researchers. While some scholars publish mostly in the international journals, others target the national audience, and there is very little intersection between the two populations. The same observation is valid for universities, among which there is very little collaboration. Our results point out that while Turkish social sciences and humanities publications have been growing impressively in the last decade, domestic networks to ensure the dissemination of knowledge and of research output are very weak and should be supported by domestic policies.
Keywords: Research collaboration; coauthorship; networks; research policy. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cwa, nep-knm, nep-net and nep-sog
Date: 2007-07, Revised 2007-07
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.stps.metu.edu.tr/sites/stps.metu.edu.tr/files/0702.pdf First version, 2007 (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:met:stpswp:0702
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in STPS Working Papers from STPS - Science and Technology Policy Studies Center, Middle East Technical University Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Semih Akcomak ().