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On Commodification and the Governance of Academic Research

Jacob, Merle LU (2009) In Minerva 47(4). p.391-405
Abstract
The new prominence given to science for economic growth and industry comes with an increased policy focus on the promotion of commodification and commercialization of academic science. This paper posits that this increased interest in commodification is a new steering mechanism for governing science. This is achieved by first outlining what is meant by the commodification of scientific knowledge through reviewing a selection of literatures on the concept of commodification. The paper concludes with a discussion of how commodification functions as a means for governing science.
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Commodification, Governance, Gift, Science, Commodity
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Minerva
volume
47
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4
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391 - 405
publisher
Springer
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  • wos:000273318300003
  • scopus:73949154314
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1573-1871
DOI
10.1007/s11024-009-9134-2
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English
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  author       = {Jacob, Merle},
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  keyword      = {Commodification,Governance,Gift,Science,Commodity},
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  series       = {Minerva},
  title        = {On Commodification and the Governance of Academic Research},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11024-009-9134-2},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2009},
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