Entrepreneurial Science: The Rules of the Game

TitleEntrepreneurial Science: The Rules of the Game
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJones, MP
JournalSocial Studies of Science
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03063127
Accession Number47325475
Keywords1910-2003 , Academic , BIOTECHNOLOGY , business , conflicts , CONSTRUCTIVISM , ENTREPRENEURSHIP , Intellectual , LIFE , MERTON , PRIVATIZATION , research , Robert , SOCIAL , the
AbstractFocusing on the case of an early biotech entrepreneur, the author investigate how scientists and university administrators managed intellectual property issues and conflicts of interest and commitment during the 'biotech revolution' of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The case study shows how many contemporary studies misunderstand or misrepresent the ethical dimensions of faculty participation in commerce. The author also reviews constructivist criticisms of Robert K. Merton's scientific norms that are used by many scholars to to frame analyses of the privatization of research in the life sciences, and uses these criticisms to develop an empirically grounded interpretation of academic entrepreneurship.
NotesJones, Mark Peter 1; Email Address: mark.p.jones@coloradocollege.edu; Affiliations: 1: Visiting assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Colorado College.; Issue Info: Dec2009, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p821; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH; Thesaurus Term: ENTREPRENEURSHIP; Thesaurus Term: PRIVATIZATION; Thesaurus Term: BUSINESS ethics; Thesaurus Term: INTELLECTUAL property; Subject Term: SOCIAL norms; Subject Term: LIFE sciences; Subject Term: BIOTECHNOLOGY; Author-Supplied Keyword: academic entrepreneurship; Author-Supplied Keyword: biotechnology; Author-Supplied Keyword: conflicts of interest and commitment; Author-Supplied Keyword: constructivism; Author-Supplied Keyword: intellectual property; Author-Supplied Keyword: the normative structure of science; People: MERTON, Robert King, 1910-2003; Number of Pages: 31p; Document Type: Article
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