The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 544–566

Dynamics of collaborative research medicine: the case of glaucoma


DOI: 10.1007/s10961-013-9300-4

Cite this article as:
Ramlogan, R. & Consoli, D. J Technol Transf (2014) 39: 544. doi:10.1007/s10961-013-9300-4


This paper inquires into the organizational and spatial dynamics of scientific research by focussing on the evolution of epistemic networks in a specific area of medical practice, glaucoma. As researchers and practitioners struggle to come to grips with this elusive disease, the medical scientific community exhibits a great degree of variety in the ecology of organisations and the associated scientific pathways. Data on scientific publications over a thirty-year period affords a clearer understanding of the changing configurations of a clinical-scientific community, and speaks to the adaptive nature of problem-solving in medicine.


Medical InnovationKnowledge creation and diffusionOrganization of scientific research

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR)Manchester Business SchoolManchesterUK
  2. 2.INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)ValenciaSpain