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dc.contributor.authorHossenfelder, Sabineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-17T18:20:41Z
dc.date.available2010-03-17T18:20:41Z
dc.date.issued2009-10-03en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/32276
dc.descriptionAtlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2009en_US
dc.descriptionThis presentation was part of the session : Organizations of Science and Innovationen_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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 performanceen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSubmetaen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesACSIP09. Organizations of Science and Innovationen_US
dc.subjectMicro-macro linken_US
dc.subjectEmergenceen_US
dc.subjectLearning organizationsen_US
dc.titleThe Marketplace of Ideasen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePerimeter Institute for Theoretical Physicsen_US


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