Why Catalonia cannot be considered as a Regional Innovation System

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105753
Title:
Why Catalonia cannot be considered as a Regional Innovation System
Author:
Riba, Marta; Leydesdorff, Loet
Citation:
Why Catalonia cannot be considered as a Regional Innovation System 2001, 50(2):215-240 Scientometrics
Journal:
Scientometrics
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105753
Submitted date:
2002-08-09
Abstract:
We present a model to assess the systemness of an innovation system. Patent and citation data with an institutional address in Catalonia (1986-1996) were analyzed in terms of relational linkages and the development in these distributions over time was evaluated using methods from systems dynamics. Relational linkages are extremely scarce. A transition at the systemâ s level could be indicated around 1990 when using institutional addresses, but not when using cognitive categories. The institutional restructuring has led to changes in the pattern of linkages (coauthorship, etc.), but the reproduction of the systemâ s knowledge base has remained differentiated. We conclude that although a system in several other respects, Catalonia cannot (yet) be considered as a (knowledge-based) innovation system. The existence of a mechanism for the integration could not be indicated at the regional level.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Science Technology Studies
Local subject classification:
Regional innovation systems; Systemness; Path-dependency; Catalonia

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorRiba, Martaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeydesdorff, Loeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2002-08-09T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:33:51Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.date.submitted2002-08-09en_US
dc.identifier.citationWhy Catalonia cannot be considered as a Regional Innovation System 2001, 50(2):215-240 Scientometricsen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105753-
dc.description.abstractWe present a model to assess the systemness of an innovation system. Patent and citation data with an institutional address in Catalonia (1986-1996) were analyzed in terms of relational linkages and the development in these distributions over time was evaluated using methods from systems dynamics. Relational linkages are extremely scarce. A transition at the systemâ s level could be indicated around 1990 when using institutional addresses, but not when using cognitive categories. The institutional restructuring has led to changes in the pattern of linkages (coauthorship, etc.), but the reproduction of the systemâ s knowledge base has remained differentiated. We conclude that although a system in several other respects, Catalonia cannot (yet) be considered as a (knowledge-based) innovation system. The existence of a mechanism for the integration could not be indicated at the regional level.en_US
dc.format.mimetypetext/htmlen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScience Technology Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherRegional innovation systemsen_US
dc.subject.otherSystemnessen_US
dc.subject.otherPath-dependencyen_US
dc.subject.otherCataloniaen_US
dc.titleWhy Catalonia cannot be considered as a Regional Innovation Systemen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalScientometricsen_US
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