Hullmann A. "Measuring and assessing the development of nanotechnology" SCIENTOMETRICS 70 (3). MAR 2007. p.739-758
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TITLE: Measuring and assessing the development of nanotechnology
AUTHOR: Hullmann, A
SOURCE: SCIENTOMETRICS 70 (3). MAR 2007. p.739-758 SPRINGER,
ABSTRACT: Nanotechnology merits having a major impact on the world
economy because its applications will be used in virtually all sectors.
Scientists, researchers, managers, investors and policy makers worldwide
acknowledge this huge potential and have started the nano-race. The purpose
of this paper is to analyse the state of the art of nanotechnology from an
economic perspective, by presenting data on markets, funding, companies,
patents and publications. It will also raise the question of how much of
the nano-hype is founded on economic data and how much is based on wishful
thinking. It focuses on a comparison between world regions, thereby
concentrating on Europe and the European Union in relation to their main
competitors - the United States and Japan and the emerging 'nano-powers'
China and Russia.
AUTHOR ADDRESS: A Hullmann, Commiss European Communities, DG Res Unit, CDMA
6-133, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
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