Are Scientists in Developing Countries Isolated ? *

  title={Are Scientists in Developing Countries Isolated ? *},
  author={Wesley Shrum and Patricia Campion},
Most scholars and development experts assume that scientists in developing countries are isolated, although some posit that they are part of a global scientific community. This paper seeks to determine the size of professional networks for scientists in LDCs as well as the distribution of their ties across organizational contexts and locations. Professional contact networks of scientists in Africa and Asia were determined in personal interviews with 293 researchers in universities, government… CONTINUE READING