The Global Network of Science Emerges

  • Caroline S. Wagner
Part of the Palgrave Advances in the Economics of Innovation and Technology book series (PAEIT)


This chapter presents the structure of the global network itself as well as the rules, norms, and practices associated with openness and abundance in the global knowledge-creating process. The creation of scientific knowledge includes not just tangible or codified output but also new practices and even new belief systems. The rules, norms, and practices are adapting to the changing system, but some aspects of knowledge remain the same and cannot or will not change: this includes the amount of time needed to master a body of scientific work. The rules for managing networked systems differ from those that applied under national, political systems and conditions of scarcity; we will unpack these rules in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Caroline S. Wagner
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  1. 1.Glenn College of Public AffairsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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