Keyword Bibliometrics

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  • micromethod
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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Keyword Bibliometrics is about finding out about the dissemination of ideas and innovation topics in publications and databases, for example to prevent the accidental, repeated implementation of existing ideas and technologies at an early stage.

The Keyword Bibliometrics method generally works like a search engine. Here, previously defined search terms are used to track down the existence and dissemination of ideas and innovation topics in large databases and publications.

Bibliometric searches and analyses are generally performed in special databases. These databases can be easily found through universities and libraries. Academic libraries often also offer corresponding advice here.
  • Effective for radical innovations
  • Effective for disruptive innovations
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for highly complex challenges
  • Effective for medium complexity challenges
  • Effective for low complexity challenges
  • Effective for new business models
  • Effective for product innovations
  • Effective for service innovations
  • Effective for technology innovations
  • P1 Understanding (identifying innovation search fields - problem solving)
  • P2 Analysis (of problems - the environment - people - products)
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