Geographic proximity is acknowledged to be a key factor in research collaborations. Specifically, it can work as a possible substitute for institutional proximity. The present study investigates the relevance of the “proximity” effect for different types of national research collaborations. We apply a bibliometric approach based on the Italian 2010–2017 scientific production indexed in the Web of Science. On such dataset, we apply statistical tools for analyzing if and to what extent geographical distance between co-authors in the byline of a publication varies across collaboration types, scientific disciplines, and along time. Results can inform policies aimed at effectively stimulating cross-sector collaborations, and also bear direct practical implications for research performance assessments.

Abramo, G., Apponi, F., D'Angelo, C.a. (2022). The geographic proximity effect on domestic cross-sector vis-à-vis intra-sector research collaborations. SCIENTOMETRICS, 127(6), 3505-3521 [10.1007/s11192-022-04404-8].

The geographic proximity effect on domestic cross-sector vis-à-vis intra-sector research collaborations

Abramo G.;D'Angelo C. A.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Geographic proximity is acknowledged to be a key factor in research collaborations. Specifically, it can work as a possible substitute for institutional proximity. The present study investigates the relevance of the “proximity” effect for different types of national research collaborations. We apply a bibliometric approach based on the Italian 2010–2017 scientific production indexed in the Web of Science. On such dataset, we apply statistical tools for analyzing if and to what extent geographical distance between co-authors in the byline of a publication varies across collaboration types, scientific disciplines, and along time. Results can inform policies aimed at effectively stimulating cross-sector collaborations, and also bear direct practical implications for research performance assessments.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore ING-IND/35
English
Con Impact Factor ISI
Bibliometrics
Co-authorship
Geographical and institutional proximity
Italy
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Abramo, G., Apponi, F., D'Angelo, C.a. (2022). The geographic proximity effect on domestic cross-sector vis-à-vis intra-sector research collaborations. SCIENTOMETRICS, 127(6), 3505-3521 [10.1007/s11192-022-04404-8].
Abramo, G; Apponi, F; D'Angelo, Ca
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