Articles on Investing, Business & Finance

Emerging research fronts in science and technology: patterns of new knowledge development

By Samuel Phineas Upham Part 2 Identifying emerging research The effort to understand innovation through an examination of co-citations among scientific and technical papers began at the Institute for Scientific Information—now Thomson Scientific—in the 1970s (Small 1976). As Sullivan et al. (1977) put it, ‘‘A series of claims for the technique of co-citation analysis…. The first and most important claim...

Emerging research fronts in science and technology: patterns of new knowledge development

By Samuel Phineas Upham Part 1 Abstract Research fronts represent the most dynamic areas of science and technology and the areas that attract the most scientific interest. We construct a methodology to identify these fronts, and we use quantitative and qualitative methodology to analyze and describe them. Our methodology is able to identify these fronts as they form—with potential use by firms, venture...