e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Knowledge Protecting Methods in Different Types of Companies


The importance of knowledge protection (e. g. IP protection) has long been recognized for maintaining continuous revenue and promoting innovation in companies. However, it is also suggested that IP protection is not the only method for knowledge protection and its application to service industries is not yet mature. In this paper, we classify businesses according to their offering types (services or products) and customer serving styles (routine based or knowledge-based), and investigate their differences in protecting methods. Interviews are conducted in Singapore and China towards top managers. Several results have been reached. Firstly, routine based companies focus more on the efficiency of production and supply chain. Meanwhile, knowledge-based companies focus more on the morality of employees. It is also noticeable that with a long term reputation or a strong mother company, the effect of morality decreases. Secondly, IP application is more often used in product-centered companies. However, in China, the main purpose of application is often not for protection but for governmental support. Governments' special allowance is considered more effective in protecting some of the companies or products, regarding their unique functions.

  • SG
    Data keywords
    • knowledge
    • knowledge based
    Agriculture keywords
    • supply chain
    Data topic
    • information systems
    • semantics
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      e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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