Academic Organization and Scientific Productivity

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


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.


High Education Research Productivity High Education Institution High Education System Agglomeration Economy 
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