Nanotechnology Publications and Patents: A Review of Social Science Studies and Search Strategies
Ad Notten and
Nico Rasters ()
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No 2008-058, MERIT Working Papers from United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)
This paper provides a comprehensive review of more than 120 social science studies in nanoscience and technology, all of which analyze publication and patent data. We conduct a comparative analysis of bibliometric search strategies that these studies use to harvest publication and patent data related to nanoscience and technology. We implement these strategies on 2006 publication data and find that Mogoutov and Kahane (2007), with their evolutionary lexical query search strategy, extract the highest number of records from the Web of Science. The strategies of Glanzel et al. (2003), Noyons et al. (2003), Porter et al. (2008) and Mogoutov and Kahane (2007) produce very similar ranking tables of the top ten nanotechnology subject areas and the top ten most prolific countries and institutions.
Keywords: nanotechnology; research and development; productivity; publications; patents; bibliometric analysis; search strategy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O14 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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