Dr. Lili Wang

Researcher
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Lili Wang obtained her PhD degree from Eindhoven University of Technology and currently works at UNU-MERIT. Her research interests cover two main strands: a) S&T economics, innovation systems and policy, emerging technologies,publications and patents, scientometrics, and b) economic growth and structural change in developing countries. She has conducted various research projects since 2008 and her work has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Research Policy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Regional Studies, Journal of Informetrics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford Development Studies, Scientometrics, China Economic Review, Research Evaluation, Journal of Technology Management in China, and International Journal of Technology Management. Recent EC projects Lili Wang has contributed include:
• Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) performance of China, commissioned by European Commission, DG for Research & Innovation
• ObservatoryNano, commissioned by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme).
• Comparative Scoreboard and Performance Indicators in NMP Research Activities between the EU and Third Countries, commissioned by the European Commission.
• Analysis of Publications and Patents of ICT Research in FP7, commissioned by the European Commission.
• ICPCNanoNet, commissioned by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme).




Selected publications by Lili Wang


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Scarazzati, Stefano & Lili Wang, 2019, The effect of collaborations on scientific research output: the case of nanoscience in Chinese regions, Scientometrics, 121(2): 839-868, DOI: 10.1007/s11192-019-03220-x, More information
Wang, Lili, Fang Chen & Mark Knell, 2019, Patterns of technology upgrading – the case of biotechnology in China, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 27(2): 152-171, DOI: 10.1080/19761597.2019.1641417, More information
Wang, Lili & Zexia Li, 2019, Knowledge flows from public science to industrial technologies, Journal of Technology Transfer, DOI:10.1007/s10961-019-09738-9, More information
Wang, Lili, Jojo Jacob & Zibiao Li, 2019, Exploring the spatial dimensions of nanotechnology development in China: the effects of funding and spillovers, Regional Studies, 53(2): 245-260, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1457216, More information
Wang, Lili & Zexia Li, 2018, Knowledge transfer from science to technology: the case of nano medical device technologies, Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, 3:11, DOI: 10.3389/frma.2018.00011, More information
Guns, Raf & Lili Wang, 2017, Detecting the emergence of new scientific collaboration links in Africa: A comparison of expected and realized collaboration intensities, Journal of Informetrics, 11(3): 892-903, DOI: 10.1016/j.joi.2017.07.004, More information
Wang, Lili, Xianwen Wang & Niels J. Philipsen, 2017, Network structure of scientific collaborations between China and the EU member states, Scientometrics, 113(2): 765-781, More information
Wang, Lili & Xianwen Wang, 2017, Who sets up the bridge? : Tracking scientific collaborations between China and the European Union, Research Evaluation, 26(2): 124-131, DOI: 10.1093/reseval/rvx009, More information
Confraria, Hugo, Manuel Mira Godinho & Lili Wang, 2017, Determinants of citation impact: A comparative analysis of the Global South versus the Global North, Research Policy, 46(1): 265-279, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2016.11.004, More information
Wang, Lili, Huub Meijers & Adam Szirmai, 2017, Technological spillovers and industrial growth in Chinese regions, Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(2): 233-257, DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtw022, More information
Coccia, Mario & Lili Wang, 2016, Evolution and convergence of the patterns of international scientific collaboration, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 113(8): 2057-2061, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1510820113, More information
Wang, Lili, 2016, The structure and comparative advantages of China’s scientific research: quantitative and qualitative perspectives, Scientometrics, 106(1): 435-452, DOI: 10.1007/s11192-015-1650-2, More information
Wong, Chan-Yuan & Lili Wang, 2015, Trajectories of science and technology and their co-evolution in BRICS: Insights from publication and patent analysis, Journal of Informetrics, 9(1): 90-101, DOI: 10.1016/j.joi.2014.11.006, More information
Coccia, Mario & Lili Wang, 2015, Path-breaking directions of nanotechnology-based chemotherapy and molecular cancer therapy, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 94: 155-169, DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2014.09.007, More information
Wang, Lili & Adam Szirmai, 2013, The Unexpected Convergence of Regional Productivity in Chinese Industry, Oxford Development Studies, 41(1): 29-53, More information
Wang, Lili, Ad Notten & Alex Surpatean, 2013, Interdisciplinarity of nano research fields: A keyword mining approach, Scientometrics, 94(3): 877-892, DOI: 10.1007/s11192-012-0856-9, More information
Wang, Lili & Adam Szirmai, 2012, Capital inputs in the Chinese economy: Estimates for the total economy, industry and manufacturing, China Economic Review, 23(1): 81-104, DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2011.08.002, More information
Wang, Lili & Adam Szirmai, 2008, Productivity Growth and Structural Change in Chinese Manufacturing, 1980–2002, Industrial and Corporate Change, 17(4): 841-874, More information
Hu, B., Lili Wang & X. Yu, 2007, R&D and Economic Growth in China on the Basis of Data Envelopment Analysis: Evidence from Hebei Province, PRC, Journal of Technology Management in China, 2(3): 225-236, More information
Hu, B., Lili Wang & X. Yu, 2004, Stochastic Diffusion Models for Substitutable Technological Innovations, International Journal of Technology Management, 28(7/8): 654-666, More information


Book chapters
Wang, Lili & Adam Szirmai, 2011, Regional Productivity Trends in Chinese Industry, in: Harry X. Wu, Xu, Xianchun, Yue Ximing and Li Shi (eds), Growth, Productivity and Income Distribution – Macro- and Micro-Measurement Issues in Transition Economies, Peking University Press, Beijing


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Wang, Lili, 2009, Aggregate and Regional Productivity Growth in Chinese Industry, VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken, Germany, 228 pp, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Wang, Lili, Xianwen Wang, Fredrik Piro & Niels J. Philipsen, 2019, The effect of public funding on scientific performance: A comparison between China and the EU, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-045
Confraria, Hugo, Manuel Mira Godinho & Lili Wang, 2016, Determinants of citation impact: A comparative analysis of the Global South versus the Global North, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-029
Wang, Lili & Mario Coccia, 2015, Evolutionary convergence of the patterns of international research collaborations across scientific fields, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-011
Wang, Lili, 2014, The structure and comparative advantages of China's scientific research - Quantitative and qualitative perspectives, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-028
Coccia, Mario & Lili Wang, 2014, Path-breaking directions of nanotechnology-based chemotherapy and molecular cancer therapy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-005
Wang, Lili, Huub Meijers & Adam Szirmai, 2013, Technological spillovers and industrial growth in Chinese regions, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-044
Wang, Lili & Ad Notten, 2011, Mapping the interdisciplinary nature and co-evolutionary patterns in five nano-industrial sectors, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-029
Wang, Lili & Adam Szirmai, 2008, Regional Capital Inputs in Chinese Industry and Manufacturing, 1978-2003, Joint working paper of UNU-MERIT and the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2008-028


Research reports
Wang, Lili & Ad Notten, 2010, Benchmark Report: Nano-technology and Nano-science, 1998-2008, the ObservatoryNano project, the 7th Framework Program, European Commission
Newman, Nils, Can Huang, Ad Notten & Lili Wang, 2009, Report on Benchmarking Global Nanotechnology Scientific Research: 1998-2007, the ObservatoryNano project, the 7th Framework Program, European Commission


Conference contributions
Wang, Lili & S. Jiang, 2017, Mapping the development trajectory of 3D printing technologies, ISSI 2017 - 16th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, Conference Proceedings, More information
Wang, Lili, Xianwen Wang & Fredrik Piro, 2017, Scientific research and funding networks between China and the European Union, 22th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, 6-8 September, 2017, Paris, France
Wang, Lili, 2016, Knowledge spillovers and collaboration networks in China: evidence from nanotechnology, International Forum on the National Science and Technology Innovation, Beijing Research Centre for Science of Science, 23-24 November, 2016, Beijing
Wang, Lili & Xianwen Wang, 2016, Who sets up the bridge? Tracking scientific collaborations between China and the European Union, 21th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, Valencia, Spain, 14-16 September, 2016
Confraria, Hugo, Manuel Mira Godinho & Lili Wang, 2016, Determinants of citation impact: A comparative analysis of the Global South versus the Global North, STI Conference 2016. Valencia, September 2016
Wang, Lili, 2015, Spatial dynamics of international collaboration in science, Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, Atlanta, USA, September 17-19, 2015
Wang, Lili & Mario Coccia, 2015, Evolutionary convergent patterns of international scientific collaboration, Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, Atlanta, USA, September 17-19, 2015
Wang, Lili & Mario Coccia, 2015, Analysis of the spatial dynamics of intra- v.s. inter- research collaborations across countries, 15th International Conference on Scientometrics & Informetrics, Istanbul, Turkey, June 29- July 3, 2015
Wang, Lili, 2014, Mapping the research collaboration between China and EU 27, Conference of Future perspectives on innovation and governance in development, Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 26-28, 2014
Wang, Lili, Jojo Jacob & Zibiao Li, 2014, Funding for some, spills for others – explaining the emergence of nanotechnology in Chinese regions, The 19th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI), Leiden, The Netherlands, September 3-5, 2014.(Proceedings of Science and Technology Indicators (STI) conference, pp.658-672)
Wang, Lili, Jojo Jacob & Zibiao Li, 2014, Explaining the emergence of nanotechnology in Chinese regions, The 15th International Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS), Jena, Germany, July 27-30, 2014
Wang, Lili, Jojo Jacob & Zibiao Li, 2014, Funding for some, spills for others: Explaining the emergence of nanotechnology in Chinese regions, DRUID 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 16-18, 2014., More information
Wang, Lili & Mario Coccia, 2012, Emerging nano-technological research for future pathway of biomedicine, Forth Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.Net), Enschede, The Netherlands, October 22-25, 2012
Notten, Ad & Lili Wang, 2011, Mapping the interdisciplinary nature and co-evolutionary patterns in five nano-industrial sectors, First Global Techmining (GTM) Conference, Atlanta, 14 September 2011
Wang, Lili & Ad Notten, 2011, Mapping the interdisciplinary nature and co-evolutionary patterns in five nano-industrial sectors, DIME Final Conference, Maastricht
Wang, Lili & Adam Szirmai, 2007, Regional productivity trends in Chinese industry, The 6th International Conference on the Chinese Economy (CERDI), Is China's Development Sustainable?, Clermont-Ferrand, October 18-19, 2007
Wang, Lili & Adam Szirmai, 2007, Regional Productivity Trends in Chinese Manufacturing, Paper for International Conference on Experiences and Challenges in Measuring National Income and Wealth in Transition Economies, IARIW/National Bureau of Statistics, September 19-21, 2007, Beijing, China
Wang, Lili & Adam Szirmai, 2006, Productivity Growth and Structural Change in Chinese Manufacturing, 1980-2002, Paper for the 11th Conference of the International Schumpeter Society, Sophia Antipolis, 21-24 June, 2006


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