S&T comparisons of BRICS countries

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2014•07•01
    Expected end date:
    2016•07•01
    Institute:
    UNU-MERIT
    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Lili Wang

    Despite the widely recognized feature of dynamic and promising economic development in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), their characteristics in performing science and technology remain unknown. This project explores growth patterns of science and technology (proxied by publications and patents respectively) in these five countries. Projections of cumulative production in science and technology are made using logistic growth function. These five BRICS members display different types of growth trajectories, with South Africa as the slowest in catching-up in both science and technology. Using backward citation analysis, we examine the changes of Relative Science Impact Index (SCII) in BRICS and the impact of patents filed by BRICS.