Scientific competition /

Is science a 'market of ideas'? Not according to the economics of science. Science is competitive, but scientific competition is not market competition. Nor is scientific competition the same as competition between universities. Scientific competition is, first of all, competition between...

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Uniform title:Scientific competition (Mohr Siebeck)
Imprint:Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2008.
Description:1 online resource (vi, 317 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Conferences on new political economy, 1861-8340 ; 25
Conferences on new political economy ; 25.
Subject:Competition, International.
Research -- Economic aspects.
Science -- Economic aspects.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Taxation / General
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects.
Competition, International.
Science -- Economic aspects.
Research -- Economic aspects.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11847533
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Other authors / contributors:Albert, Max.
Schmidtchen, Dieter.
Voigt, Stefan, 1976-
ISBN:9783161494130
316149413X
9783161560378
316156037X
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
English.
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Summary:Is science a 'market of ideas'? Not according to the economics of science. Science is competitive, but scientific competition is not market competition. Nor is scientific competition the same as competition between universities. Scientific competition is, first of all, competition between individual scientists. Current science policies shift the boundary between scientific competition, where scientists provide public goods in the hope to acquire status among their peers, and market competition in science, where the results of research are private property protected by patents or other means, in favor of the market. However, the economic ring of the political slogans cannot conceal a serious lack of understanding of scientific competition behind the reform proposals.
Other form:Print version: Scientific competition (Mohr Siebeck). Scientific competition 9783161494130