Are applied science threads more monopolistic?

S Carley, Arho Suominen, K Boyack, A L Porter

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    We analyze if we can identify applied research through it being more monopolistic than basic research. Focusing on micro-communities within a case technology, the dye-sensitized solar cell, we seek to identify market structures within these communities that correlate with how basic or applied their science is. Combining economic measures of competitiveness with a ranking scheme provided by the National Science Foundation we show that more competitive market structures are more basic - attracting more citations, whereas, more applied R&D tends to be more localized in fewer organizations, presumably with different motivations. These results are useful as we try to identify how a technology emerges to being a commercially viable technology. Although there has been an active discussion if the linear model of technological development holds true - to an extent, we would presume some that there should be applied research prior to commercial application. Identifying the structure of this research enables a more holistic portrait of the landscape of a technology
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of PICMET 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationPortland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-1149-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-8908-4327-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventPortland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2013: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services - San Jose Marriott Hotel, San Jose, United States
    Duration: 28 Jul 20131 Aug 2013


    ConferencePortland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2013
    Abbreviated titlePICMET '13
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Jose

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