Hullmann A. "Measuring and assessing the development of nanotechnology" SCIENTOMETRICS 70 (3). MAR 2007. p.739-758

Eugene Garfield garfield at CODEX.CIS.UPENN.EDU
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TITLE:          Measuring and assessing the development of nanotechnology
                (Article, English)
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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