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Scientometrics

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 47–50 | Cite as

R. K. Merton — Life time of influence

  • Mary Frank Fox
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Abstract

In this article, “Life time of influence” refers to Robert K. Merton's impact broadly, and emblematically, to his influence upon my work. The article discusses 1) the scope and influence of Merton's ideas about social structure and explanations of social processes; 2) his vast scholarship establishing the study of science as a social institution, with implications for theory and research; and 3) his fostering of the social study of science through immense published work, and through impact upon an inter-generational network of scholars.

Keywords

Life Time Social Process Social Institution Social Study American Sociological Review 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers/Akadémiai Kiadó 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Frank Fox
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  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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