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Publication . Article . 2021

A comprehensive appraisal of responsible research and innovation: From roots to leaves

From roots to leaves
Wiarda, Martijn; van de Kaa, Geerten; Yaghmaei, Emad; Doorn, Neelke;
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Published: 28 Jul 2021 Journal: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, volume 172, page 121,053 (issn: 0040-1625, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Country: Netherlands
Responsible Research and Innovation and Responsible Innovation, as academic endeavours, have grown substantially since their birth in the previous decades. They have been used as synonyms on a structural basis, and both concepts have been studied from various disciplinary backgrounds. This paper identifies Responsible Research and Innovation’s and Responsible Innovation’s shared research topics, knowledge base, and academic organisation as a common ground for scholars to further their individual or joint research. It does so by con- ducting a keyword analysis and a collaboration analysis, combined with a reference analysis of their academic literature. This paper discusses the most influential references in chronological order and sheds light on the accumulation of knowledge. The results suggest that Responsible Research and Innovation and Responsible Innovation have matured into an increasingly cumulative and interconnected research trajectory following the footsteps of similar, more mature research areas.
Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Discipline Keyword analysis Joint research Order (exchange) Political science Responsible Research and Innovation Knowledge management business.industry business Knowledge base Common ground Research areas


Management of Technology and Innovation, Applied Psychology, Business and International Management, Bibliometric analysis, Knowledge base, Reference publication year spectroscopy, Responsible research and innovation, RI, RPYS, RRI, Responsible innovation

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