Scientific production of innovation in Brazil: an analysis under the optical networks

Márcia Regina Santiago Scarpin, Denise Del Prá Netto Machado, Vanessa Edy Dagnoni Mondini, Giancarlo Gomes


The use of social networks in the analysis of scientific literature allows the observation of interdisciplinary aspects arising from the collaboration of researchers and provide the analysis and structuring of a given field of knowledge. This study falls within the scope of research aimed at understanding the social networks in the field of scientific innovation in the area, aiming to quantify the exchange of information for the construction of knowledge. The study aims to identify the formation of social networks in the production of scientific innovation in the period 2006-2012 the Qualis Capes journals of high impact (A1, A2, B1 and B2) of Brazil. The research is considered descriptive, with quantitative method and documentary character. It was found 678 authors, representing the “nodes” that together produced 1.607 relations between them, called “ties” of 459.006 possible bond, indicating a social network composed of weak ties, fragmented, with the existence of 133 and low subgroups density. The intermediaries authors, considered the most important in a social network, for through them an actor interacts between non-adjacent actors, was formed by researchers VACCARO G. L. R. and BITENCOURT M. P., connecting together a network of other researchers 9, the highest possible.


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Revista de Administração da UFSM. Brazilian Journal of Management

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, eISSN 1983-4659