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Scientometrics

, Volume 80, Issue 2, pp 553–558 | Cite as

Outperform your neighbors

  • András Schubert
  • Mihály Schubert
Brief Communication

Abstract

A new framework of international comparisons is advised: each country is gauged against its bordering countries. This approach has several undeniable drawbacks, but by revealing some otherwise hidden patterns, advantageously supplements the customary comparison methods.

Keywords

Malaysia Saudi Arabia International Comparison Venezuela Kuwait 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hungarian Academy of SciencesInstitute for Research Policy StudiesBudapestHungary
  2. 2.ELTE Radnóti Miklós SchoolBudapestHungary

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