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Africa Villanueva-Felez, Jordi Molas-Gallart, Alejandro Escribá-Esteve

The analysis of social networks has remained a crucial and yet understudied aspect of the efforts to measure
Triple Helix linkages. The Triple Helix model aims to explain, among other aspects of knowledge-based
societies, “the current research system in its social context” (Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff 2000:109). This
paper develops a novel approach to study the research system from the perspective of the individual, through
the analysis of the relationships among researchers, and between them and other social actors. We develop a
new set of techniques and show how they can be applied to the study of a specific case (a group of academics
within a university department). We analyse their informal social networks and show how a relationship exists
between the characteristics of an individual’s network of social links and his or her research output.

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Year of publication 2013
Journal Minerva
DOI 10.1007/s11024-013-9239-5
Reference Africa Villanueva-Felez, Jordi Molas-Gallart, Alejandro Escribá-Esteve (), . Minerva, , p. 1