Tagged: networks

The CRI co-author network - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Oct 19, 2009

To what extent do scientists at Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) collaborate? Using the Thompson Reuters Web of Science, I have constructed the CRI co-author network for 2008. As best I can determine, the Web of Science database contains 1271 papers from 2008 with CRI authors. In total, 4496 authors contributed to this set of papers — not … Read More

2degrees? - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Sep 30, 2009

A new mobile phone network called “2degrees” was launched in New Zealand earlier this year. As explained in their advertising campaign (fronted by the excellent Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords), their name alludes to the (alleged) two degrees of separation between New Zealanders as opposed to the six degrees that separate the rest of the world. The idea … Read More

Networks of inventors - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Sep 28, 2009

Over the last six months I’ve been studying an OECD patent database with a research assistant, Catriona Sissons. The goal of our project is to study the economic geography of innovation in a quantitative manner. One of the things we have investigated is whether collaborative networks form between inventors through co-patenting. To find co-patents between inventors we use European Patent … Read More

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