The University as Constructed Cultural Commons
40 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2008 Last revised: 24 May 2012
This paper examines commons as socially constructed environments built via and alongside intellectual property rights systems. We sketch a theoretical framework for examining cultural commons across a broad variety of institutional and disciplinary contexts, and we apply that framework to the university and associated practices and institutions.
Keywords: commons, common pools, governance, public goods, information, knowledge, intellectual property, patent pools, university
JEL Classification: D23, H41, K11, L22, L23, O31, O32, O33, O34
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