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  • 1 Academic Network at Sao Paulo, Rua Dr. Ovidio Pires de Campos, 215—2nd Floor—CEP, Sao Paulo, SP, 05403-010, Brazil
  • | 2 Faculdade de Medicina Da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 455—Cerqueira César, CEP, Sao Paulo, SP, 01246-903, Brazil
  • | 3 Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assesment—Ciara, Florida International University, 11200 S.W. 8th Street Charles Perry (PC) Bldg—Suite 312, Miami, FL, 33199, USA
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Abstract

A relevant factor in the growth of academic productivity in the second half of 20th century is the implementation of the internet, particularly in developing countries. One of the first networks in Brazil is the Academic Network at Sao Paulo (ANSP), a regional network implemented in the state of Sao Paulo, which contains the largest concentration of researchers in the country. This study presents a unique metric for analyzing the impact of ANSP in academic productivity in the state of Sao Paulo. We correlate academic production and available bandwidth using Fisher ideal price index with suitable variables to evaluate the impact of the internet on research centers and universities. We find that the members of ANSP show a steady growth in academic productivity compared with other institutions outside of the ANSP network. These results suggest that policies which increase available bandwidth can positively affect academic productivity.

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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)