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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