The spatial distribution of knowledge production in Europe. Evidence from KET and SGC

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  • Authors:
  • Benedetto Lepori
  • Massimiliano Guerini
  • Thomas Scherngell
  • Philippe Laredo

Abstract

In this paper, we develop an analysis of the spatial distribution of knowledge production related to Key Emerging Technologies (KETs) and Societal Grand Challenges (SGCs) in Europe building on an extensive dataset developed in the H2020 KNOWMAK project. We first provide a broad characterization of European regions in terms of their knowledge volume and knowledge intensity, which leads to a distinction between the large metropolitan regions and smaller knowledge intensive regions. Second, by using principal component analysis, we identify two components of knowledge production that we broadly characterize as academic production and technology production. This distinction allows further categorizing regions in terms of the balance between the two components, which we suggest is also related to the ecology of actors in a region and, notably, of the importance of public-sector research and of knowledge producing firms. In a further step, we will adopt more advanced statistical techniques, i.e. latent class analysis, in order to provide a robust identification of classes of regions.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsGiuseppe Catalano, Cinzia Daraio, Martina Gregori, Henk F. Moed, Giancarlo Ruocco
PublisherInternational Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Pages685-690
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788833811185
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019
Event17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics - Rome, Italy
Event duration: 2 Sep 20195 Sep 2019

Publication series

Name17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics
Abbreviated titleISSI 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period2/09/195/09/19