The Emergence and Evolution of the Expression "Conflict of Interests" in Science : a Historical Overview 1880-2006

TitleThe Emergence and Evolution of the Expression "Conflict of Interests" in Science : a Historical Overview 1880-2006
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsGingras, Y, Gosselin, P-M
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Volume14
Issue3
Pagination337-343
Date Published09/2008
PublisherSpringer
ISSN Number1353-3452
AbstractThe article discusses the development of the concept of "conflicts of interest" in the area of science, and show that the content of discussions over conflicts of interest have changed over time with the transformation of the research system. The authors look at the presence of the phrase "conflicts of interest" in the journal Science over the past century to show how three different meanings have emerged, and how the changes in meaning are closely linked with the changing structure of the relations between the scientific community with the State and with industry.
URLhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/j1x450m71608650p/
DOI10.1007/s11948-008-9063-8
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