Loet Leydesdorff (Ph.D. Sociology, M.A. Philosophy, and M.Sc. Biochemistry) is Professor in the Dynamics of Scientific Communication and Technological Innovation at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research ( ASCoR ) of the University of Amsterdam . He is Honorary Professor of SPRU - the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex; Visiting Professor of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China ( ISTIC ) in Beijing; and of the School of Management of Birkbeck, University of London.
Leydesdorff has published extensively in systems theory, social network analysis, scientometrics, and the sociology of innovation (see for a list of publications at http://www.leydesdorff.net/list.htm ).In 2006, he published The Knowledge-Based Economy: Modeled, Measured, Simulated ( Boca Rotan , FL : Universal Publishers). Previous monographs are: A Sociological Theory of Communication: The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society (2001) and The Challenge of Scientometrics: The development, measurement, and self-organization of scientific communications (1995).
With Henry Etzkowitz, he initiated a series of workshops, conferences, and special issues about the Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations . He received the Derek de Solla Price Award for Scientometrics and Informetrics in 2003 and held "The City of Lausanne " Honor Chair at the School of Economics , Université de Lausanne, in 2005.In 2007, he was Vice-President of Computing Anticipatory Systems (CASYS'07). Since 2014, Clarivate/Thomson Reuters lists him as a highly-cited author at https://clarivate.com/hcr/