Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Producció científica en el camp de les spin-off acadèmiques: una anàlisi bibliomètrica

Elies Seguí-Mas, Faustino Sarrión-Viñes, Guillermina Tormo-Carbó, Victor Oltra


Purpose: Literature review of existing academic spin-offs in order to present the
current situation at the international level.
Design/methodology: Literature review.
Findings: The bibliometric analysis of the literature (1990-2014) on academic spin-off
permits find the most relevant authors, journals, both directly (number of publications)
and indirectly (number of citations) contribute to the literature, analysis co-authors,
keywords, geolocation and co-citation between articles. The scientific production in this
field consists mainly of articles written in English in high impact journals (published
mainly in recent years), indicating both the field today, as the interest in high impact
journals published studies relating to the spin-off. The incidence of a large number of
authors who publish only a single job, besides the small number of collaborations
between them, it find out what the current literature is still growing.
Research limitations/implications: Similarly to other studies, this is not without
limitations. A possible limitation of the study lies in the possible non-inclusion of one of
the key items considered in the literature, but not for lack of methodology, but rather
by the scope of the database.
Originality/value: The added value of this study lies in an updated review of the
literature spin-off with little use of analysis techniques used in this field.

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