Call for Papers: Scientometrics Special Issue

Mapping Triple Helix Innovation for Developing and Transitional Economies: Webometrics, Scientometrics, and Informetrics

Guest Co-editors: Dr. Chung Joo Chung, Dr. Gohar Feroz Khan, Dr. Han Woo Park

Since Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff (1995) introduced the Triple Helix (TH) model of university– industry–government (UIG) relations to explain structural developments in knowledge-based economies, many scholars, entrepreneurs, and administrators have attempted to extend the TH model. According to the recent special issue of scientometrics (edited by Khan and Park in 2012), the cumulative employment of the TH model in the study of knowledge-based economies and the application of new webometric, scientometric, and informetric research methods have provided many opportunities for stimulating intellectual discussions on the direction of the TH
model and its methods. The growing importance of the TH model has led to the emergence of a rich body of theoretical and empirical research discussing new methods for knowledge creation. In particular, the emergence of research on the TH model in Asian contexts has been noteworthy (Meyer, 2012). The beauty of TH research lies in its diversity and innovativeness, reflecting the dynamic characteristics of the approach.

The TH model and its indicators have been evolving and thus have invited scholars to suggest new ways to operationalize UIG relations in various contexts. In this regard, the social network analysis (SNA) method has been effective in mapping and measuring relationships within/between academic (U), market (I), and political/regulatory (G) systems. Under the SNA framework, one may raise the question of what roles the three institutional actors (UIG) play in TH innovation and how they are related to one another. In addition, how do personal or organizational networks and interactions (e.g., weak, strong, and bridging ties) explain their novelty function and innovation? Further, the emergence of data-driven research methods has enabled researchers to examine the roles of actors beyond UIG through TH relations. That is, analyses can be more specific than generalized TH analyses. Therefore, one can discover the emergence of Quadruple Helix or n-tuple helix relations, which can be extended from “mode 2” to “mode 3” knowledge production systems through the use of public, social, or local-global components for the fourth (or higher) dimension. All these important questions have not been systematically raised and made to attempt to address beyond North America and Western Europe.
This may lead to a global gap in the literature on science divide. This special issue attempts to fill this gap and contributes to the growing body of TH knowledge by considering developing and transitional economies.

Research Topics
Original research papers are invited to be part of this special issue. Sample topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Conceptualization or modeling of TH or n-tuple helices
· N-tuple helices development and innovation inAsia
· N-tuple helices inAsia: Drivers, dynamics, public policy
· Government, industry, and university roles in n-tuple helices interactions inAsia
· N-tuple helices indicators for measuring Asian knowledge-base
· Transferability n-tuple helices models (from developed to developing country, region,
innovation system, development stage): Replication vs. adaptation to local conditions
· Micro-sociological level analysis (i.e. personal and organizational level social
networks/relations) of UIG relations
· UIG micro-sociological level ties, development, and innovation inAsia: drivers, dynamics, and
public policy
· Government, industry, and university roles in development micro-sociological level networks
· Policies and strategies for micro-sociological level UIG networks
· Indicators for measuring micro-sociological level TH models
· Efficient-effective triple helix models
· Micro-sociological level UIG networks and knowledge creation, consumption, and
dissemination inAsia

Deadline and submission
· Paper submission deadline: November 1, 2012
· Review and acceptance: March 1, 2013
· Anticipated publication: Spring/Summer 2013

Guidelines for submitting papers
· Authors must discuss their findings by comparing them with previous findings in
Scientometrics on the topic of their paper (if any).
· In preparing the manuscript, authors should consult “Instructions for Authors”
(http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/journal/
11192) for the journal guideline.

Please direct all inquiries and submissions to Dr. Chung Joo Chung
(chungjoochung@gmail.com).

References
Etzkowitz, H., & Leydesdorff, L. (1995). The Triple Helix---University-Industry-Government
Relations: A Laboratory for Knowledge Based Economic Development. EASST Review
14, 14-19.
Khan, G. F., & Park, H. W. (2012). Editorial: Triple Helix and Innovation inAsiaUsing
Scientometrics, Webometrics, and Informetrics. Scientometrics, 90, 1-7.
Meyer, M. (2012). Triple helix indicator: A bibliometric perspec