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The Trend of Scientific Productivity of Chinese, European Union and United States Universities and Private Companies: Does the Future Belong to E-Technology Companies?

Version 1 : Received: 28 February 2021 / Approved: 2 March 2021 / Online: 2 March 2021 (09:24:47 CET)

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Carta, M.G.; Angermeyer, M.C.; Tagliagambe, S. The Trend of Scientific Productivity of Chinese, EuropeanUnion, and United States Universities and Private Companies: Does the Future Belong to E-Technology Companies? Publications 2021, 9, 18. Carta, M.G.; Angermeyer, M.C.; Tagliagambe, S. The Trend of Scientific Productivity of Chinese, EuropeanUnion, and United States Universities and Private Companies: Does the Future Belong to E-Technology Companies? Publications 2021, 9, 18.

Journal reference: Publications 2021, 9, 18
DOI: 10.3390/publications9020018

Abstract

The purpose is to verify trends of scientific production from 2010 to 2020, considering the best universities of the United States, China, the European Union (EU) and private companies. The top 30 universities in 2020 in China, the EU, and the US and private companies were selected from the SCImago institutions ranking (SIR). The positions in 2020, 2015, 2010 in SIR and three sub-indicators were analyzed by means of non-parametric statistics, taking into consideration the effect of time and group on rankings. American and European Union universities have lost positions to Chinese universities and even more to private companies, which have improved. In 2020, private companies have surpassed all other groups considering Innovation as sub-indicator. The loss of leadership of European and partly American universities mainly concerns research linked to the production of patents. This can lead to future risks of monopoly that may elude public control and cause a possible loss of importance of research not linked to innovation.

Subject Areas

Scientific Productivity; Universities; Private Companies; USA; European Union; China; Innivation; Reseach; Societal

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