Connecting Research on Social Issues in Nanotechnology: The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State UniversityWorking Paper. Georgia Institute of Technology, Program on Nanotechnology Research and Innovation System Assessment. (2014)
AbstractCentral to the emergence of new research topics is the creation of a research network. This paper looks at the creation of a network of researchers of social issues in nanotechnology and the role of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) in the creation of this network. While there has been US investment in societal research on nanotechnology, a debate exists about the extent to which a research community has been created through these investments. This paper uses three approaches to examine the extent to which CNS-ASU is associated with the development of a research network around the study of social issues in nanotechnology: geographic mapping of co-authors and citations of center publications, network analysis of co-authors of papers on social issues in nanotechnology, and a disciplinary analysis of these papers. The results indicate that there is an extensive network of co-authorships among researchers studying social issues in nanotechnology with CNS-ASU at the center of this network. The center’s publication reach expands beyond its formal geographic locations to encompass co-authors in nearly all US states and multiple countries. In addition, papers written by center members and affiliates integrate a diverse range of disciplines.
Citation InformationJan Youtie and Philip Shapira. "Connecting Research on Social Issues in Nanotechnology: The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University" Working Paper. Georgia Institute of Technology, Program on Nanotechnology Research and Innovation System Assessment. (2014)
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