Concept evolution in science and technology policy: The process of change in relationships among university, industry and government

Yuko Fujigaki, Akiya Nagata

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This is an empirical study of concept evolution in science and technology (S and T) policy using words/co-words analysis of Japanese policy documents. By analysing changes over time in the policy concepts in published advisory reports for the Government and capturing the history of S and T policy as a dynamic process, it shows the co-evolution of S and T policy concepts and their surrounding socio-political configurations in Japan. The results showed boundary formation and boundary spanning among university, industry and government, in the context of socio-political configurations of the S and T system in Japan over 40 years. Concept evolution in basic science is observed and we can see the emergence of new research configurations in a specific cultural context and particular socio-political configurations. The re-configuration of boundaries among the three domains and among modes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-395
Number of pages9
JournalScience and Public Policy
Volume25
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998

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Concept evolution in science and technology policy : The process of change in relationships among university, industry and government. / Fujigaki, Yuko; Nagata, Akiya.

In: Science and Public Policy, Vol. 25, No. 6, 01.12.1998, p. 387-395.

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