Entrepreneurial science and the university.

  • Laurie Bean
  • Published 1982 in The Hastings Center report


The relationship between universities and the free enterprise system has become increasingly controversial as researchers and universities reap profits from scientific investigations. A review is given of developments in this relationship and issues which have been raised at symposia of university leaders and researchers, and by individual professors and students. These issues include conflict of interest, secrecy, patent ownership, research priorities, the role of graduate students, public confidence, and the traditional norms of scientific research. It is concluded that future university deliberations about these concerns should represent a broad range of disciplines and viewpoints, and be open to students, the public, and the press.

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@article{Bean1982EntrepreneurialSA, title={Entrepreneurial science and the university.}, author={Laurie Bean}, journal={The Hastings Center report}, year={1982}, volume={12 5}, pages={5-9} }