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Prometheus bound [electronic resource] : science in a dynamic steady state / John Ziman.

By: Ziman, J. M. (John M.), 1925-2005.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 1994Description: 1 online resource (ix, 289 p.).ISBN: 0511001576 (electronic bk.); 9780511001574 (electronic bk.); 9780511585067 (electronic bk.); 0511585063 (electronic bk.).Report number: 93005922Subject(s): Science and state | Science -- Social aspects | Research -- Management | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy | Electronic books | Ciencia e tecnologia | Desenvolvimento economico | Wetenschapsfilosofie | Wetenschapsdynamica | Toekomst | Politique scientifique et technique | Sciences -- Aspect social | Recherche -- Gestion | Staat | Wissenschaft | Soziale Situation | Management | Politique scientifique | Recherche -- Politique publique | Sciences -- Aspect social | Sciences -- Aspect politiqueGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Prometheus bound.DDC classification: 338.9/26 Other classification: 08.35 | 02.10 | 11 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. What is happening to science? -- 2. Scientific and technological progress -- 3. Sophistication and collectivization -- 4. Transition to a new regime -- 5. Allocation of resources -- 6. Institutional responses to change -- 7. Scientific careers -- 8. Science without frontiers -- 9. Steering through the buzzword blizzard.
Summary: After expanding for centuries, science is reaching its limits to growth. We can no longer afford the ever-increasing cost of exploring ever-wider research opportunities. In the competition for resources, science is becoming much more tightly organized. A radical, pervasive and permanent structural change is taking place. This already affects the whole research system, from everyday laboratory life to the national budget. The scientific enterprise cannot avoid fundamental change, but excessive managerial insistence on accountability, evaluation, 'priority setting', etc. can be very inhospitable to expertise, innovation, criticism and creativity. Can the research system be reshaped without losing many features that have made science so productive?
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-280) and index.

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1. What is happening to science? -- 2. Scientific and technological progress -- 3. Sophistication and collectivization -- 4. Transition to a new regime -- 5. Allocation of resources -- 6. Institutional responses to change -- 7. Scientific careers -- 8. Science without frontiers -- 9. Steering through the buzzword blizzard.

After expanding for centuries, science is reaching its limits to growth. We can no longer afford the ever-increasing cost of exploring ever-wider research opportunities. In the competition for resources, science is becoming much more tightly organized. A radical, pervasive and permanent structural change is taking place. This already affects the whole research system, from everyday laboratory life to the national budget. The scientific enterprise cannot avoid fundamental change, but excessive managerial insistence on accountability, evaluation, 'priority setting', etc. can be very inhospitable to expertise, innovation, criticism and creativity. Can the research system be reshaped without losing many features that have made science so productive?

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