China's exponential growth in science and the contribution of firms

Bihui, Jin and Rousseau, Ronald China's exponential growth in science and the contribution of firms., 2005 [Preprint]


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It is shown that for all essential scientific and technological indicators China shows an exponential increase. Only for the number of R&D personnel the increase is linear. Special attention goes to the contribution of Chinese firms in the output of scientific articles. It is shown that, although this output increases exponentially in absolute numbers, its share in the total scientific output of China is lower than that of European countries. It is concluded that if China succeeds in developing a well-structured technology transfer system from research to economic development, the increasing technological and scientific outputs, illustrated in this article, will be a main source of future economic growth.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: China, exponential growth, contribution of companies, R&D indicators, doubling times
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
B. Information use and sociology of information > BE. Information economics.
Depositing user: Ronald Rousseau
Date deposited: 23 Aug 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01


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