Access to Research Inputs: Open Science Versus the Entrepreneurial University

24 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2014

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Dirk Czarnitzki

KU Leuven - Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy, and Innovation

Christoph Grimpe

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics; ZEW Centre for European Economic Research

Maikel Pellens

Ghent University; MSI, Faculty of Business and Economics, KULeuven; Centre for European Economic Research

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Date Written: March 2014

Abstract

The viability of modern open science norms and practices depend on public disclosure of new knowledge, methods, and materials. However, increasing industry funding of research can restrict the dissemination of results and materials. We show, through a survey sample of 837 German scientists in life sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences, that scientists who receive industry funding are twice as likely to deny requests for research inputs as those who do not. Receiving external funding in general does not affect denying others access. Scientists who receive external funding of any kind are, however, 50% more likely to be denied access to research materials by others, but this is not affected by being funded specifically by industry.

Keywords: open science, research funding, industry sponsorship, research inputs

JEL Classification: O31, O32, L33

Suggested Citation

Czarnitzki, Dirk and Grimpe, Christoph and Pellens, Maikel, Access to Research Inputs: Open Science Versus the Entrepreneurial University (March 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2407437 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2407437

Dirk Czarnitzki (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy, and Innovation ( email )

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Christoph Grimpe

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics ( email )

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Maikel Pellens

Ghent University ( email )

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MSI, Faculty of Business and Economics, KULeuven ( email )

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Leuven, B-3000
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Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

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