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The implications of academic enterprise for public science: An overview of the empirical evidence

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  • Larsen, Maria Theresa
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    Concerns have been raised that the growing emphasis on the commercial value of academic research may have negative, unintended consequences, notably that it may have a deleterious effect on the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge or on the open-ended nature of public science. These concerns have catalyzed an expanding set of empirical studies, the evidence from which is vast and mixed. We review this body of investigative work, teasing out some preliminary conclusions regarding the broader implications of academic enterprise and promising avenues for further research.

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    Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 6-19

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    Keywords: Academic enterprise Academic patenting University-industry collaboration Universities Public research organizations;

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