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SANTANA, Maria de Fátima Ebole de; GOMEZ MARTINEZ, Rosalba; PEREIRA JR, Nei  and  ANTUNES, Adelaide Maria de Souza. Knowledge Management and Analysis of Scientific Biotechnology Trends in Venezuela. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation [online]. 2012, vol.7, n.1, pp.144-158. ISSN 0718-2724.

This paper presents a study on knowledge management and analysis of scientific Biotechnology trends in Venezuela, providing an overview of the science profile as well as regional development and its relation to issues of topics covered by Biotechnology based on the analysis of scientific publications for the period of 1995 to 2010. The survey was accomplished in database ISI/Web of Science using 60 terms selected by experts in Biotechnology and 803 register has been organized. Scientific indicators were produced using data/ text mining tools. It was possible to find a greater number of scientific publications in areas such as Ecology and Health, showing a greater frequency in these terms: DNA, PCR and Biodiversity. Results pointed out The United States of America as the main foreign partner-country of scientific publications followed by Spain and France. It was possible to verify cooperation network with others Latin American countries: Brazil, Colombia and Chile.

Keywords : Venezuela; biotechnology; knowledge management; technological networks; scientific capabilities.

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