Knowledge flows and bases in emerging economy innovation systems: Brazilian research 2005-2009

B. Ponomariov, Hannes Toivanen

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    This article considers the role of domestic knowledge capabilities for developing countries and emerging economies, and in particular in the build-up of their national systems of innovation. Using bibliometric methods, we describe the geographic sources of knowledge and the users of Brazilian research in 2005-2009, and analyze the roles of domestic and foreign knowledge bases in it. Our results suggest that increasing reliance on domestic sources of knowledge is a feature of Brazil's improved science and technology capabilities. The ascendancy of Brazil's research informs us about the unfolding re-organization of global research, too, underlining nascent South-South knowledge flows, the prevailing relevance of EU research, and the relative decline of US research for Brazilian knowledge creation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)588-596
    Number of pages9
    JournalResearch Policy
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Brazil
    • emerging economies
    • national absorptive capacities
    • national systems of innovation
    • research
    • sources of knowledge


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