Research Collaboration in Nanotech Research: A Case Study of China


Li Tang, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

The last two decades have witnessed China’s dramatic growth in nanotechnology research. Although China is becoming a leading nation in terms of its share of world’s publication, many questions arise related to patterns of research collaboration and knowledge networks in China. Using a unique nano-related publication dataset, this paper profiles China’s research collaboration patterns. There is a particular focus on the impact of international collaboration and knowledge spillovers on Chinese research quality. The analysis suggests that internal regional collaboration in China has been growing very fast, but the distribution of research remains extremely unbalanced. The findings also support the proposition that international collaboration has a positive relationship with China’s nano research quality.

About the speaker
Li Tang was awarded her Master of Public Administration from the University of Alabama, USA, in 2005. She received her Master of Law in Political Theory from Yunnan University, China, in 2000. Since August 2005, she is a doctoral student at the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in economic development policy, also a graduate research assistant in the Economic Innovation Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology. She has been a visiting researcher in the Competence Center Innovation Systems and Policy of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe since May 2007. Main work focuses: Bibliometrics Analysis, International research collaboration, Research and innovation system assessment, Innovation and regional economic development

Date: 10 April 2008

Time: 16:00 - 17:00


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