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The persistence of big science and megascience in research and innovation policy

Jacob, Merle LU and Hallonsten, Olof LU (2012) In Science and Public Policy 39(4). p.411-415
Abstract
This special section of an issue of Science and Public Policy grew out of an interest in following the politics of the European Spallation Source (ESS) Facility at Lund, Sweden. The ESS spectacle provided a platform from which to review different research infrastructure projects and to place them in the context of science policy as a whole. Large-scale research infrastructure investments are often very visible and controversial science policy investments. This group of five papers provides insights into the persistence of these types of investments in an era where cost efficiency and the contribution of science to innovation and economic development appear to be the dominant rationale for investment.
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big science, megascience, infrastructure, science policy, institutional, persistence
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Science and Public Policy
volume
39
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4
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411 - 415
publisher
Oxford University Press
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  • wos:000308057300001
  • scopus:84866751504
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1471-5430
DOI
10.1093/scipol/scs056
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English
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1193f761-8ef2-4ca6-a010-0d3eec9ca27f (old id 3139765)
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  number       = {4},
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  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Science and Public Policy},
  title        = {The persistence of big science and megascience in research and innovation policy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scs056},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2012},
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