Posted: 12 Mar 2012
Date Written: April 1, 2012
We analyse research collaboration in the Italian biotechnological sector using bibliometric data. We build a database of all scientific publications of Italian biotechnology firms over the period 1990 to may 2006 and we provide evidence on the institutional and geographical nature of research networks, their evolution and their effects on paper's citations impact. The results indicate that the collaboration with foreign institutions and institutional diversity of collaborators is particularly important for the research quality of Italian biotech firms.
Keywords: biotechnology, innovation, scientific publications, university-industry relationship
JEL Classification: L65, O31, O33
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Iorio, Roberto and Labory, Sandrine and Paci, Daniele, Research Collaboration and Publication's Citation Impact: Evidence in the Italian Biotech Sector (April 1, 2012). Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, Vol. 1, April 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2020202