The Marketplace of Ideas

Show simple item record Hossenfelder, Sabine en_US 2010-03-17T18:20:41Z 2010-03-17T18:20:41Z 2009-10-03 en_US
dc.description Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2009 en_US
dc.description This presentation was part of the session : Organizations of Science and Innovation en_US
dc.description.abstract The scientific community makes for an interesting case study for the emergence of social phenomena from individual interests. As a community of practice with only peripheral external interactions, researchers in academic institutions form an almost closed system, with agents whose activities are well documented. In this talk, I want to examine the incentive structure in the academic system and the macro-trends that follows from the microbehaviours of researchers. Most importantly, one can identify four pressures that result in the adaptation of strategies suitable to the environment: peer pressure, financial pressure, time pressure, and public pressure. I will further examine the question under which circumstances incentives for simplified secondary criteria can work against the primary goals of the community, and will argue that institutionalizing measures for scientific success hinders the system's performance en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Submeta en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACSIP09. Organizations of Science and Innovation en_US
dc.subject Micro-macro link en_US
dc.subject Emergence en_US
dc.subject Learning organizations en_US
dc.title The Marketplace of Ideas en_US
dc.type Proceedings en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics en_US

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