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Marta Riba Vilanova European Patent Office Rijswijk (The Netherlands) Rijswijk (The Netherlands)

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Abstract  

We present a model to assess the systemness of an innovation system. Patent and citation datawith an institutional address in Catalonia (1986-1996) were analyzed in terms of relationallinkages and the development in these distributions over time was evaluated using methods fromsystems dynamics. Relational linkages are extremely scarce. A transition at the system's levelcould be indicated around 1990 when using institutional addresses, but not when using cognitivecategories. The institutional restructuring has led to changes in the pattern of linkages(coauthorship, etc.), but the reproduction of the system's knowledge base has remaineddifferentiated. We conclude that although a system in several other respects, Catalonia cannot(yet) be considered as a (knowledge-based) innovation system. The existence of a mechanism forthe integration could not be indicated at the regional level.

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
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ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)