Credit History: The Changing Nature of Scientific Credit
AbstractThis paper considers the role of the allocation of scientific credit in determining the organization of science. We examine changes in that organization and the nature of credit allocation in the past half century. Our contribution is a formal model of that organizational choice that considers scientist decisions to integrate, collaborate or publish and how credit should be allocated to foster efficient outcomes.
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Date of creation: Oct 2013
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Publication status: published as Joshua S. Gans, Fiona Murray. "Credit History: The Changing Nature of Scientific Credit," in Adam Jaffe and Benjamin Jones, editors, "The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy" University of Chicago Press (2013)
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- Joshua S. Gans & Fiona Murray, 2013. "Credit History: The Changing Nature of Scientific Credit," NBER Chapters, in: The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- O32 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
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- NEP-ALL-2013-10-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-HIS-2013-10-25 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-SOG-2013-10-25 (Sociology of Economics)
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