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Palgrave Advances in the Economics of Innovation and Technology

The Collaborative Era in Science

Governing the Network

Authors: Wagner, Caroline

  • Argues that the global network of science has ushered in a new era of collaboration that is changing the playbook for science policy
  • Relies on complexity theory and empirical data to describe the rise of the collaborative era and its internal dynamics
  • Focuses on policy implications for a host of timely issues, ranging from the economic rise of China and global governance, to patent law, copyright, and open access
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About this book

In recent years a global network of science has emerged as a result of thousands of individual scientists seeking to collaborate with colleagues around the world, creating a network which rises above national systems. The globalization of science is part of the underlying shift in knowledge creation generally: the collaborative era in science. Over the past decade, the growth in the amount of knowledge and the speed at which it is available has created a fundamental shift—where data, information, and knowledge were once scarce resources, they are now abundantly available. Collaboration, openness, customer- or problem-focused research and development, altruism, and reciprocity are notable features of abundance, and they create challenges that economists have not yet studied. This book defines the collaborative era, describes how it came to be, reveals its internal dynamics, and demonstrates how real-world practitioners are changing to take advantage of it. Most importantly, the book lays out a guide for policymakers and entrepreneurs as they shift perspectives to take advantage of the collaborative era in order to create social and economic welfare.

About the authors

Caroline S. Wagner is the Ambassador Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and an advisor to the Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy at the Ohio State University, USA. Previously, she served as deputy to the director of the Science & Technology Policy Institute at the RAND Corporation. She is the editor of the journal Science and Public Policy, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Reviews

“Now more than ever, scientists and policymakers need this book’s illumination of how science has transformed into a globally networked enterprise based on collaboration, openness, and abundance. By examining science though complexity theory, network analysis, and science communication, this book is an indispensable travel guide for our emergent world system of science. Don’t try to navigate today’s and tomorrow’s science without it.” (Kei Koizumi, Senior Advisor for Science Policy, AAAS, USA)

“This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in the study, and practice, of contemporary science, its dynamics and policy. It continues a long research thread of viewing science as a network and provides a unique picture of the formative dynamics, structure, implications and challenges of its global collaborative era. Let us hope that this timely book, among other things, would alert policy to the advantages and challenges of making scientific knowledge truly and universally accessible.” (Maria Nedeva, Professor of Science and Innovation Dynamics and Policy, MIoIR, The University of Manchester, UK) 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Science in the Age of Knowledge Abundance

    Wagner, Caroline S.

    Pages 1-17

  • The Scale and Scope of Global Science

    Wagner, Caroline S.

    Pages 19-35

  • Levels and Patterns of Communication in the Global Network

    Wagner, Caroline S.

    Pages 37-60

  • It’s Who You Know (or Could Know) That Counts

    Wagner, Caroline S.

    Pages 61-85

  • The Global Network of Science Emerges

    Wagner, Caroline S.

    Pages 87-107

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94986-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94985-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Collaborative Era in Science
Book Subtitle
Governing the Network
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Advances in the Economics of Innovation and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94986-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94986-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94985-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 194
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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