The shift from theory to innovation: the evolution of Brazilian research frontiers 2005-2011

Hannes Toivanen

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    Abstract

    Proliferation of emerging economies as significant sources of competitive knowledge is a key feature of globalisation, often driven by government policies fostering domestic research-based innovation capabilities. To cast light on this common emerging economy effort to movefrom catch-up towards the global innovation frontier, we analyse the evolution of the focus of Brazilian research frontiers 2005-2011 with bibliometric methods. Our results demonstrate a gradual and moderate shift from theoretical scientific knowledge to more innovation-centred knowledge in the most influential Brazilian research, indicating the increased prominence and quality of innovation focused efforts in country's knowledge system. Thus, the recent expansion of Brazil's innovation system is accompanied by qualitative transformations of the research system, in part driven by nationally emerging research fields and technologies. Conceptually, we consider the overall importance of scientific research for developing and emerging economy innovation system build-up.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-119
    Number of pages15
    JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
    Volume26
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Emerging economies
    Innovation
    Innovation system
    Catch-up
    Proliferation
    Knowledge system
    Systems research
    Brazil
    Government policy
    Globalization
    Scientific knowledge
    Bibliometrics
    Developing economies
    Field research
    Innovation capability

    Keywords

    • emerging technologies
    • R&D trends
    • research front
    • innovation management
    • emerging economies
    • Brazil
    • national innovation systems

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    The shift from theory to innovation: the evolution of Brazilian research frontiers 2005-2011. / Toivanen, Hannes.

    In: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2014, p. 105-119.

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