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Title: Bibliometric analysis of international researches on innovation metrics

Authors: Marcos Ferasso; Ana Paula Mussi Szabo Cherobim

Addresses: Federal University of Parana, R. Lothario Meissner, 632 Curitiba, Parana 80210-170, Brazil ' Federal University of Parana, R. Lothario Meissner, 632 Curitiba, Parana 80210-170, Brazil

Abstract: This bibliometric study aims to identify the state of art of international bibliography related to innovation metrics theme. This paper discusses several intents in measuring innovation through metrics and models due to the fact that innovation occurs in a more contextual way and formed by multi-faceted indicators that go beyond a rigid measure modelling. Using the period of the last ten years and Boolean searches for key terms in Web of Science databases, we selected 136 papers that were captured by EndNote Web. Results were analysed through two phases: the quantitative results were sorted in descending order and we noticed a publication increase during the studied period. The journals that gather the bigger number of selected publications were Research Policy and Technovation. The second qualitative analysis categorised selected papers after reading all abstracts and we found that the metrics that appeared the most are number of patents, performance, innovations in product and process, inputs and outputs, innovative activities and capabilities, R&D, and firms' structure and interactions.

Keywords: bibliometrics; bibliometric analysis; innovation metrics; innovation measurement; patents; firm performance; product innovation; process innovation; inputs; outputs; innovative activities; innovative capabilities; R&D; research and development; firm structure; organisational structure; organisational interactions; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBBM.2017.082420

International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management, 2017 Vol.1 No.1, pp.26 - 51

Received: 30 Nov 2015
Accepted: 08 Mar 2016

Published online: 23 Feb 2017 *

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