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Certain scholarly publications or patent publications may signal breakthroughs in basic scientific research or radical new technological developments. Are there bibliographical indicators that enable an analysis of R&D dynamics to help identify these ‘local revolutions’ in science and technology? The focus of this paper is on early stage identification of(More)
Transformations and applications of scientific knowledge into new technologies are usually complex interactive processes. Is it possible to detect, from bibliographic information alone, structural alterations and significant events within these processes that may indicate breakthrough discoveries? In this empirical study we focus on R&D processes leading to(More)
Research question and methodology Each research-active university has a unique institutional profile in so far as the kind of research that is done. The multidimensional nature of the research activities runs across several distinctive spectra such as: " basic " to " application oriented " research, theoretical to empirical, observational to experimental,(More)
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