Policy interactions with research trajectories

The case of cyber-physical convergence in manufacturing and industrials.

With Tausif Bordoloi and Paul Mativenga, I am a co-author of “Policy interactions with research trajectories: The case of cyber-physical convergence in manufacturing and industrials,” published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change. In the paper, a modular text-mining approach that builds on the technological underpinnings of three key innovation concepts (Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet) is used to operationalize cyber-physical convergence. A bibliometric analysis of the cyber-physical convergence research domain is performed for the period 2010–2019. Five data-centric capabilities (monitoring, analytics, modelling and simulation, and transmission and security) are identified, which collectively delineate the convergence research domain. While the overall growth in Chinese scientific output has outpaced other key benchmarks countries, including the U.S. and Germany, areas of particular attention mirror the policy discourses prevalent in those countries. Interestingly, security has become a cyber-physical convergence research priority in both the U.S. and China.

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Subfield keywords to operationalise cyber-physical convergence and delineate research domain. See paper for lexicon-building methodology.