Daniele Archibugi conducts research in two disciplinary fields:
- Economy and Politics of Science, Technology and Innovation;
- political theory of international relations.
In both areas, he has extensively published monographs, collections of volumes and scientific articles in academic journals. His publications are frequently cited in academic literature, and he is the CNR employee most frequently cited in social sciences. Some of its research topics, such as the “taxonomy on globalization of technology”, “technological specialization”, “innovative diversification”, “cosmopolitan democracy”, “democratic dividend” and “self-determination categories of peoples” have entered into the literature and are reported in manuals and encyclopedias. In the field of economics and science policy, technology and innovation, it has helped to create new methods for investigating innovation, in particular based on patent statistics and on direct innovation research in enterprises.
He is frequently invited as a key-note speaker and for master classes at Foreign Universities, Congresses and Conferences.