A Comparative Description of the Relation between Science Production and the Technological Advances of Countries: Does the Technology Advances with the Rise of Science

Document Type : مقالات پژوهشی


shahed university of tehran


Purpose: The main aim of this study was to analyze the links between science production and the technology development indexes of some countries.
Methodology: This scientometrics study includes 38 countries that had more than 100 H-Index from 1996 to 2010 in Scimago. These countries were studied in 3 difference clusters. The data were gathered from WoS, SciMago, UNESCO, OECD, and World Bank databases. Excel and SPSS were used to analyze the data. Besides, the research questions and hypotheses were responded through Spearman Correlation Test.
Findings: The findings showed that there is a positive correlation between the two variables of scientific production and technology development indicators. The countries with the suitable science production are placed in the suitable situation of technology development


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