• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 1, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

An Analysis of the Effect of Joint Research Networks on the Diffusion of Knowledge: Focusing on the Renewable Energy Field


Background/Objectives: The growth of technology is a main driver for technical development. In this study, we analysed effects of joint research among technology adopters on the increase oftechnology adopters. Methods/Statistical Analysis: For this purpose, we measure network density in renewable energy field and use VOS viewer. Also, a regression analysis was conducted on the number of participating countries and the international joint research network density by year using SCOPUS data of renewable energy. Results: As a result, it was found that technology diffusion in renewable energy field increased linearly along with the increasing international joint researches on renewable energy. It was analysed that advanced countries share latest technologies on renewable energy and the shared information influences the late adopters who participate in the related research fields. Conclusion/Application: The findings of this study are meaningful in that they statistically verified the correlations between joint research network density and technology diffusion.
Keywords: Diffusion of Knowledge, Joint Research, Network Analysis, Regression Analysis, Renewable Energy


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