Institutional Context and Growth of New Research Fields . Comparison between State Universities in Germany and the United States 1


Introduction The paper examines the capabilities of universities to rapidly build up and expand research capacities in new and emerging scientific fields following major scientific breakthroughs. Based on the Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM), developed in 1982 (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1986), and Buckminsterfullerenes (BUF), discovered in 1985 (Nobel… (More)


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