Authors:
Ronnie RamloganThe University of Manchester ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition Harold Hankins Building, Booth Street west M13 9QH Manchester UK

Search for other papers by Ronnie Ramlogan in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Andrea MinaThe University of Manchester ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition Harold Hankins Building, Booth Street west M13 9QH Manchester UK

Search for other papers by Andrea Mina in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Gindo TampubolonThe University of Manchester ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition Harold Hankins Building, Booth Street west M13 9QH Manchester UK

Search for other papers by Gindo Tampubolon in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
, and
J. MetcalfeThe University of Manchester ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition Harold Hankins Building, Booth Street west M13 9QH Manchester UK

Search for other papers by J. Metcalfe in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

Abstract  

Innovation in medicine is a complex process that unfolds unevenly in time and space. It is characterised by radical uncertainty and emerges from innovation systems that can hardly be comprehended within geographical, technological or institutional boundaries. These systems are instead highly distributed across countries, competences and organisations. This paper explores the nature, rate and direction of the growth and transformation of medical knowledge in two specific areas of research, interventional cardiology and glaucoma. We analyse two large datasets of bibliometric information extracted from ISI and adopt an empirical network approach to try to uncover the fine structure of the relevant micro-innovation systems and the mechanisms through which these evolve along trajectories of change shaped by the search for solutions to interdependent problems.

  • Collapse
  • Expand
  • Top

To see the editorial board, please visit the website of Springer Nature.

Manuscript submission: http://www.editorialmanager.com/scim/

For subscription options, please visit the website of Springer Nature.

Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)

Monthly Content Usage

Abstract Views Full Text Views PDF Downloads
Apr 2022 11 3 3
May 2022 6 0 0
Jun 2022 5 0 0
Jul 2022 3 1 2
Aug 2022 5 0 0
Sep 2022 5 0 0
Oct 2022 0 0 0