BeschreibungCompanies, R&D-departments or managers are confronted with an increasing amount of information which has to be analysed corresponding to their importance and applicability for the company and the current question. For this purpose information from internal or external sources like internal documents, patent information, literature quotations or internet information has to be identified, surveyed, read, distributed and used. Especially the search for relevant information and the decision about their applicability gets more and more time-consuming. In order to reduce the efforts for structuring and sorting information the Department of Technology Management of the Austrian Research Center Seibersdorf which is specialised in the field of technology management has developed a bibliometric method which allows the survey and structuring of knowledge on an electronic basis. Several thousands of documents available from external or in-house databases or from internet can be worked up with the special designed software BibTechMon. The advantage of this method is based on the possibility of content-based structuring of the information, the identification of subtopics, the visualisation of the contents, of structure and connections of the information and the subtopics. Application fields are the technology monitoring for supporting R&D for analysis of new technology fields, the patent management for reasearch purpose or for strategic decision support or the mapping of knowledge to support internal communication and information retrieval. In this paper the bibliometric method developed is described. As an example for bibliometric analysis a literature survey on "knowledge based economy" is given. Further fields of application of the method BibTechMon will be discussed.
|10 Juli 2000 → 12 Juli 2000
|R&D Management Conference 2000
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