Science system path-dependencies and their influences: nanotechnology research in Russia

@article{Karaulova2016ScienceSP,
  title={Science system path-dependencies and their influences: nanotechnology research in Russia},
  author={Maria Karaulova and Abdullah G{\"o}k and Oliver Shackleton and Philip Shapira},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={107},
  pages={645 - 670}
}
In this paper, we study the influence of path dependencies on the development of an emerging technology in a transitional economy. Our focus is the development of nanotechnology in Russia in the period between 1990 and 2012. By examining outputs, publication paths and collaboration patterns, we identify a series of factors that help to explain Russia’s limited success in leveraging its ambitious national nanotechnology initiative. The analysis highlights four path-dependent tendencies of… 
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