Innovation as a nonlinear process, the scientometric perspective, and the specification of an ‘innovation opportunities explorer’

@article{Leydesdorff2013InnovationAA,
  title={Innovation as a nonlinear process, the scientometric perspective, and the specification of an ‘innovation opportunities explorer’},
  author={Loet Leydesdorff and Daniele Rotolo and Wouter de Nooy},
  journal={Technology Analysis \& Strategic Management},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={641 - 653}
}
The process of innovation follows nonlinear patterns across the domains of science, technology, and the economy. Novel bibliometric mapping techniques can be used to investigate and represent distinctive, but complementary perspectives on the innovation process (e.g. ‘demand’ and ‘supply’) as well as the interactions among these perspectives using animations. In a map, the different perspectives can be represented as ‘continents’ of data related to varying extents over time. For example, the… 
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