Academic Organization and Scientific Productivity

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 302)

Abstract

The chapter is an attempt to trace those features of Ben-David’s work that appear attractive from a structural—or science propagation—point of view and are pertinent for an understanding of the systemic aspects of higher education. This tracing of Ben-David’s corpus of ideas has an economic bent: it covers adaptation and science diffusion-diversification processes, science cultures as well as issues pertaining to effectiveness and survival, and it might serve as a sketch for a—as yet to develop—reinterpretation of Ben-David’s sociology of science.

Keywords

High Education Research Productivity High Education Institution High Education System Agglomeration Economy 
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  1. 1.4mationZürichSwitzerland

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