عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: Understanding the economic situation and its relations with other social dimensions always is important. Studies show that countries are placed in different positions based on their economic and also science and technology situations. The main aim of this research is to analyze the links between economic power indicators and science and technology indicators of some countries.
Methodology: This research is a scientometrics study and it includs 38 countries with H-Index 100 ore more between 1996 and 2010 in SciMago. These countries were categorized and studied in 3 different clusters. The data gathered from WoS, SciMago, UNESCO, OECD and World Bank databases. Excel and SPSS were used to analyze the data. Also, the research questions and hypothesis were responded through Pierson Correlation Test.
Findings: The findings show that there is positive correlation between two batches of economic power indicators and science and technology indicators. Also, there is straight relation between value of investing in science and technology and the level of development of sciences. The countries with suitable economic power are placed in a better situation in terms of science and technology.
Conclusion: There is significant relationship between economic power and science and technology situation of the countries, based on statistical tests on the economic power and science & Technology indicators. In the other words, the countries that spent more fundings on the economic power indicators, have had more growth in their science and technology situations.