Credit History: The Changing Nature of Scientific Credit

40 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2013

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Joshua S. Gans

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management; NBER

Fiona Murray

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center

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Date Written: October 9, 2013

Abstract

This paper considers the role of the allocation of scientific credit in determining the organization of science. We examine changes in that organization and the nature of credit allocation in the past half century. Our contribution is a formal model of that organizational choice that considers scientist decisions to integrate, collaborate or publish and how credit should be allocated to foster efficient outcomes.

Keywords: collaboration, publication, scientific credit, Matthew Effect, salami slicing

JEL Classification: O32

Suggested Citation

Gans, Joshua S. and Murray, Fiona E., Credit History: The Changing Nature of Scientific Credit (October 9, 2013). Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2338038. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2338038 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2338038

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Fiona E. Murray

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center ( email )

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