Global Research Centres: An Analysis Based on Bibliometric Indicators and Søren Find
Recent shifts in industrial geography combined with the advancement of regional and urban competition set focus on different themes. In this chapter, research strength of the major research metropoles of the world is analyzed in general terms because the importance of this theme in regional and urban competition is generally recognized although relations between urban and regional economic growth and knowledge level are far from clear. The present chapter also analyzes the interrelations between the centers using coauthorship as indicator. The aim is to identify the nodal cities of the global research community.