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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 486; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020486

Simulation of Weak Signals of Nanotechnology Innovation in Complex System

Seoul Branch Office, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Seoul 02456, Korea
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Received: 24 December 2017 / Revised: 1 February 2018 / Accepted: 7 February 2018 / Published: 12 February 2018
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It is especially indispensable for new businesses or industries to predict the innovation of new technologies. This requires an understanding of how the complex process of innovation, which is accomplished through more efficient products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas, is adopted and diffused in the market, government, and society. Furthermore, detecting “weak signals” (signs) of change in science and technology (S&T) is also important to foretell events associated with innovations in technology. Thus, we explore the dynamic behavior of weak signals of a specific technological innovation using the agent-based simulating tool NetLogo. This study provides a deeper understanding of the early stages of complex technology innovation, and the models are capable of analyzing initial complex interaction structures between components of technologies and between agents engaged in collective invention. View Full-Text
Keywords: technology innovation; weak signals; informetrics; preliminary symptom; word analysis; agent-based model simulation technology innovation; weak signals; informetrics; preliminary symptom; word analysis; agent-based model simulation
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