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GAZDA, Emmanuel and QUANDT, Carlos Olavo. Inter-institutional collaboration in research in Brazil: trends in articles in the innovation management area. RAE electron. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.2. ISSN 1676-5648. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-56482010000200010.
Since the end of the 20th century collaborative work in networks has been expanding, supported by advances in information technology and communication. The increasing pace of technological change and an intensification in international competitiveness require cooperative efforts in research and development between organizations. Similar patterns of network collaboration are being observed in academic circles and in their relationships with the production sector. The aim of this article is to contribute to the identification of collaboration patterns between Brazilian researchers. To do so collaboration in scientific production in the area of innovation management is analyzed by means of a survey of co-authorship in the papers presented at the Symposium on Technological Innovation Management (Sigitec) in the 1998-2008 period. It was seen that there is no clear trend in the growth of inter-institutional collaboration, which still falls short of levels seen internationally, and that spatial concentration in scientific production still persists.
Keywords : Networks; innovation; collaboration; co-authorship; competitiveness.