Research Network Emergence: Societal Issues in Nanotechnology and the Center for Nanotechnology in Society

Jan Youtie, Philip Shapira, Michael Reinsborough, Erik Fisher

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Abstract

This article looks at the creation of a network of researchers of social issues in nanotechnology and the role of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) in the creation of this network. The extent to which CNS-ASU is associated with the development of a research network around the study of social issues in nanotechnology is examined through geographic mapping of co-authors and citations of center publications, network analysis of co-authors of papers on social issues in nanotechnology, and a disciplinary analysis of these papers. The results indicate that there is an extensive network of co-authorships among researchers studying social issues in nanotechnology with CNS-ASU at the center of this network. In addition, papers written by center members and affiliates integrate a diverse range of disciplines. Qualitative data are used to interpret some of the ways that citation occurs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScience and Public Policy
Early online date15 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Science and Technology policy
  • Nanotechnologies

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