Governing Knowledge in the Scientific Community: Exploring the Role of Retractions in Biomedicine

@article{Furman2011GoverningKI,
  title={Governing Knowledge in the Scientific Community: Exploring the Role of Retractions in Biomedicine},
  author={Jeffrey L. Furman and Kyle L. Jensen and Fiona E. Murray},
  journal={Change Management Strategy eJournal},
  year={2011}
}
Although the validity of knowledge is critical to scientific progress, substantial concerns exist regarding the governance of knowledge production. While as or more important to the knowledge economy as defects are in the manufacturing economy, mechanisms to identify and signal “defective” or false knowledge are poorly understood. In this paper, we investigate one such institution – the system of scientific retractions. By analyzing the universe of peer-reviewed scientific articles retracted… 
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