Twins or Strangers? Differences and Similarities between Industrial and Academic Science. NBER Working Paper No. 16113.

@inproceedings{Sauermann2010TwinsOS,
  title={Twins or Strangers? Differences and Similarities between Industrial and Academic Science. NBER Working Paper No. 16113.},
  author={Henry Sauermann and Paula E. Stephan},
  year={2010}
}
Some scholars view academic and industrial science as qualitatively different knowledge production regimes. Others claim that the two sectors are increasingly similar. Large-scale empirical evidence regarding similarities and differences, however, has been missing. Drawing on prior work on the organization of science, we first develop a framework to compare and contrast the two sectors along four key dimensions: (1) the nature of research (e.g., basic versus applied); (2) organizational… CONTINUE READING

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