The Changing Architecture of Global Science

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March 24, 2009
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Affiliation: Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Publication Type: Policy Brief
Abstract:

The emerging political economy of global science is a significant factor influencing economic, social and cultural development, building national systems of innovation, and the rise of new multinational corporate, private/public and community involvement. It is only since the 1960s with the development of research evaluation and increasing sophistication of bibliometrics that it has been possible to map this emerging economy of global science on a comparative national and continental basis.