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N. 13 - 3 ago 2011
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali

Socio-economico

Science and technology indicators: actors and networks in European science  

The Science and Technology Indicators (Sti) conference 2011 is organized by Cnr-Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (Ceris) and will take place in Rome next September 7-9.

The recent years have witnessed an extraordinary diversification of the demands for science, technology and innovation (Sti) indicators, as a consequence of the growing complexity of innovation systems at the regional, national and international level and of the needs of new indicators types to characterize the position and the linkages of actors (positioning indicators). For this reason, the meeting will focuses on the use of these indicators for characterizing actors and their linkages in European science, as a multi-level and multi-governance system, where actors- policymaking, funding agencies, research organizations and higher education institutions, research groups - act strategically to reach their objectives and shape their environment.

In this distributed setting, network relationships become an essential tool for coordination and this leads also to emerge of new organizational forms, like networks of excellence, virtual research centers etc. Indicators are required as instruments for analyzing and monitoring changes, as well as a support for strategic decision in an increasingly complex system, where national and European jurisdictions interact in shaping the future European Research Area.

The conference aims to provide a place for methodological discussion concerning new indicators, their use in policymaking and the requirements for production, and for presenting new developments in specific domains, concerning design, methodology, experimental development and application to policy analysis and decision-making.

Fonte: Emanuela Reale, Istituto di ricerca sull'impresa e lo sviluppo, Roma, tel. + 39 06-4993 7853, email e.reale@ceris.cnr.it