Restrictions of comparative analysis of investing in scientific research and scientific outcomes of the countries in nanotechnology

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Milanović, Vesna ; Bučalina-Matić, Andrea ; Golubović, Marina (2016)
  • Publisher: University Dzon Nezbit
  • Journal: Megatrend revija (issn: 1820-3159)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5937/MegRev1602119M
  • Subject: HB71-74 | nanotechnology | scientific outcomes | Economics as a science | restrictions of comparative analysis | investing in scientific research

The aim of this paper is to provide an insight into restrictions of comparative analysis of investing in scientific research and scientific outcomes of the countries in nanotechnology, having in mind that it is a developing technology which is expected to give significant contribution to science, economy and society in the future. Using the methods of content analysis, comparative methods and relevant literature, certain restrictions of this comparative analysis have been established. They are within general restrictions (the definitions of nanotechnology and nanotechnology products), sources of investment in scientific research, approach in validation of return on investment and indicators of scientific outcomes. In order to overcome the above-mentioned restrictions, comparative analysis of trends when it comes to investing in scientific research and scientific outcomes rather than data on their amount (size) is necessary.