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The economics of scientific research coalitions : collaborative network formation in the presence of multiple funding agencies

  • David,P.A.
  • Keely,L.C.

    (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Systems Research Institute)

This book re-examines the rationale for public policy, concluding that the prevailing ‘public knowledge' model is evolving towards a networked or distributed model of knowledge production and use in which public and private institutions play complementary roles. It provides a set of tools and models to assess the impact of the new network model of funding and governance, and argues that governments need to adapt their funding and administrative priorities and procedures to support the emergence and healthy growth of research networks. The book goes on to explain that interdependencies and complementarities in the production and distribution of knowledge require a new and more contextual, flexible and complex approach to government funding, monitoring and assessment.

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Paper provided by Wisconsin Madison - Social Systems in its series Working papers with number 11.

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Date of creation: 2002
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