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Title: Relationship between connectivity and academic productivity
Authors: PACHI, Clarice Gameiro da FonsecaYAMAMOTO, Jorge FutoshiCOSTA, Anna Paula Amadeu daLOPEZ, Luis Fernandez
Citation: SCIENTOMETRICS, v.93, n.2, p.265-278, 2012
Abstract: A relevant factor in the growth of academic productivity in the second half of 20th century is the implementation of the internet, particularly in developing countries. One of the first networks in Brazil is the Academic Network at Sao Paulo (ANSP), a regional network implemented in the state of Sao Paulo, which contains the largest concentration of researchers in the country. This study presents a unique metric for analyzing the impact of ANSP in academic productivity in the state of Sao Paulo. We correlate academic production and available bandwidth using Fisher ideal price index with suitable variables to evaluate the impact of the internet on research centers and universities. We find that the members of ANSP show a steady growth in academic productivity compared with other institutions outside of the ANSP network. These results suggest that policies which increase available bandwidth can positively affect academic productivity.
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