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
Pages (from-to)126-135
Number of pages10
JournalScience and Public Policy
Volume46
Issue number1
Early online date15 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

Structured keywords

  • BrisSynBio
  • Bristol BioDesign Institute

Keywords

  • center
  • nanotechnology
  • network
  • Synthetic Biology

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