Science and the diffusion of knowledge

@inproceedings{Sorensona2012ScienceAT,
  title={Science and the diffusion of knowledge},
  author={Olav Sorensona and Lee Flemingb},
  year={2012}
}
  • Olav Sorensona, Lee Flemingb
  • Published 2012
Scientists, social scientists and politicians frequently credit basic science with stimulating technological innovation, and with it economic growth. Despite a substantial body of research investigating this general relationship, relatively little empirical attention has been given to understanding the mechanisms that might generate this linkage. This paper considers whether more rapid diffusion of knowledge, brought about by the norm of publication, might account for part of this effect. We… CONTINUE READING

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