The Content Structure of Science Technology and Innovation Policy—Applying Co-word Analysis to Funding Calls in Colombia

Julián D. Cortés, María Catalina Ramírez-Cajiao

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Abstract

STIP (science, technology, and innovation policy/es) affect how rules, methods and practices are designed and applied to develop basic or applied research within national borders. Literature on STIP has been fertile in multiple streams, such as theoretical/conceptual frameworks for improving STIP. This study built on the literature stream by unveiling the underlying structure of STIP expressed in the key areas and research fields explicitly supported for the case of Colombia 2005–2018 via co-word network analysis. We empirically identify the changing STIP priorities between two government administrations. While government-A prioritized Physical Sciences and Life Sciences and gave room for bi-disciplinary field communities, government-B doubled Health Sciences presence and balanced the participation of all areas. Social Sciences and Humanities had transversal participation in research field clusters. There were three fields with the highest weighted degree in both governments: renewable energy, sustainability, and the environment; general agricultural and biological sciences; and general medicine. This study provides a novel view based on well-established techniques to empirically study the structure of STIP and the effect of the government agenda for managing national science, technology, and innovation capacities by providing direction through research-oriented funding and proposal calls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation for a Better World
Subtitle of host publicationNormality, Virtuality, Physicality, Inclusivity - 18th International Conference, iConference 2023, Proceedings
EditorsIsaac Sserwanga, Anne Goulding, Heather Moulaison-Sandy, Jia Tina Du, António Lucas Soares, Viviane Hessami, Rebecca D. Frank
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages187-196
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783031280344
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event18th International Conference on Information for a Better World: Normality, Virtuality, Physicality, Inclusivity, iConference 2023 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Mar 13 2023Mar 17 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13971 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Information for a Better World: Normality, Virtuality, Physicality, Inclusivity, iConference 2023
CityVirtual, Online
Period3/13/233/17/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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