African regional innovation systems: bibliometric analysis of research collaboration patterns 2005–2009

@article{Toivanen2011AfricanRI,
  title={African regional innovation systems: bibliometric analysis of research collaboration patterns 2005–2009},
  author={Hannes Toivanen and Branco Ponomariov},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={88},
  pages={471-493}
}
Understanding the nature and dynamics of Africa’s collaborative research networks is critical for building and integrating the African innovation system. This paper investigates the collaborative structure of the African research systems, with focus on regions and integration. Drawing on a bibliometric analysis of co-authorship of African research publications in 2005–2009, we propose an empirically derived grouping of African research community into three distinct research regions: Southern… CONTINUE READING

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