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Knowledge Globalization in Urban Studies and Planning: A Network Analysis of International Co-authorships
Journal of Knowledge Globalization (2010)
  • Asli Ceylan Oner, Florida Atlantic University
  • Diana Mitsova, Florida Atlantic University
  • David Prosperi, Florida Atlantic University
  • Jaap Vos, Florida Atlantic University
Abstract
The concept of “academic globalization” has recently emerged to describe increased international collaboration in education and research. One can expect that globalization research would highly benefit from this collaboration. In this paper, we focus on the evolving patterns of international co-authorship networks in globalization research within urban studies and planning between 1991 and 2009. Data was extracted from the Science Citation Index. Social network analysis tool, UCInet, is used to examine the changing patterns of international collaborations by comparing four five-year time frames. The results indicate that international co-authorship networks are growing rapidly, and although the network remains loosely connected, the increasing variation in the strength of each actor’s position indicates a trend towards greater clustering and centralization. We also find that globalization research in urban studies and planning follows a general pattern that is described by other authors as evolving self-organizing networks.
Keywords
  • academic globalization,
  • knowledge networks,
  • complexity,
  • self-organization,
  • globalization,
  • urban studies,
  • urban planning
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Asli Ceylan Oner, Diana Mitsova, David Prosperi and Jaap Vos. "Knowledge Globalization in Urban Studies and Planning: A Network Analysis of International Co-authorships" Journal of Knowledge Globalization Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaap_vos/3/