Measuring Progress and Evolution in Science and Technology - Ii: The Multiple Uses of Technometric Indicators

19 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2003

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Koenraad Debackere

KU Leuven - Department of Applied Economics; Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

Arnold Verbeek

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Marc Luwel

Government of the Kingdom of Belgium - Ministry of Science and Innovation Policy

Edwin Zimmermann

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Abstract

Science and technology development have become critical instruments in the public policy arena given their demonstrated impact on economic progress. As a consequence, a wide array of indicators for measuring and mapping scientific and technological activity, their progress and their outcomes, has been developed over recent decades (see for instance, European Commission, 2nd Report on S&T Indicators, 1997). The majority of these indicators relate to measuring and mapping the published journal and patent literature. In the second part of this review, we focus on a state-of-the-art overview of patent indicators and their multiple uses in supporting the development of science and technology policy. We also discuss the limitations and the pitfalls related to their use.

Suggested Citation

Debackere, Koenraad and Verbeek, Arnold and Luwel, Marc and Zimmermann, Edwin, Measuring Progress and Evolution in Science and Technology - Ii: The Multiple Uses of Technometric Indicators. International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 4, pp. 213-231, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=347144

Koenraad Debackere (Contact Author)

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

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Spain
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Arnold Verbeek

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Naamsestraat 69
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

Marc Luwel

Government of the Kingdom of Belgium - Ministry of Science and Innovation Policy

Brussels, B-1000
Belgium

Edwin Zimmermann

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Naamsestraat 69
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

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