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ERIC Number: EJ812472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
Search Regimes and the Industrial Dynamics of Science
Bonaccorsi, Andrea
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v46 n3 p285-315 Sep 2008
The article addresses the issue of dynamics of science, in particular of new sciences born in twentieth century and developed after the Second World War (information science, materials science, life science). The article develops the notion of search regime as an abstract characterization of dynamic patterns, based on three dimensions: the rate of growth, the degree of internal diversity of science and the associated dynamics (convergent vs. proliferating), and the nature of complementarity. The article offers a conceptual discussion for the argument that new sciences follow a different pattern than established sciences and presents preliminary evidence drawn from original data in particle physics, computer science and nanoscience.
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Language: English
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