Science for Sale

Book Name : Science for Sale_x000D_
The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism

By by Daniel S. Greenberg

Sub Title : The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism

Written by : by Daniel S. Greenberg

Subject Category : Academic Business

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In recent years the news media have been awash in stories about increasingly close ties between college campuses and multimillion-dollar corporations. Our nation’s universities, the story goes, reap enormous windfalls patenting products of scientific research that have been primarily funded by taxpayers. Meanwhile, hoping for new streams of revenue from their innovations, the same universities are allowing their research—and their very principles—to become compromised by quests for profit. But is that really the case? Is money really hopelessly corrupting science? With Science for Sale, acclaimed journalist Daniel S. Greenberg reveals that campus capitalism is more complicated—and less profitable—than media reports would suggest. While universities seek out corporate funding, news stories rarely note that those industry dollars are dwarfed by government support and other funds. Also, while many universities have set up technology transfer offices to pursue profits through patents, many of those offices have been financial busts. Meanwhile, science is showing signs of providing its own solutions, as highly publicized misdeeds in pursuit of profits have provoked promising countermeasures within the field. But just because the threat is overhyped, Greenberg argues, doesn’t mean that there’s no danger. From research that has shifted overseas so corporations can avoid regulations to conflicts of interest in scientific publishing, the temptations of money will always be a threat, and they can only be countered through the vigilance of scientists, the press, and the public. Based on extensive, candid interviews with scientists and administrators, Science for Sale will be indispensable to anyone who cares about the future of scientific research. University of Chicago Press; September 2008 ISBN 9780226306261 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Science for Sale Author: Daniel S. Greenberg Imprint: University of Chicago Press Subject categories Academic Business > Education Education > Higher Education > Theory and practice of education > Higher education Science > Philosophy & Social Aspects Professions and Applied Sciences Science > Research & Methodology Science > Study & Teaching ISBNs 0226306267 9780226306254 9780226306261 In The Press “Greenberg is the dean of U.S. science journalists. . . . He is a journalist in the best and most exact sense. His latest book is likely to become the first port of call for those seeking the fine structure of decisions, actions, and consequences associated with the post-Cold War political economy of American science.” — Steve Fuller, BBC Focus "Journalist Greenberg's well-written, well-researched book details the ins and outs of the actual gains and losses, both financial and academic, to science, values, and the public in regard to the perceived and real relationship between science and corporations. . . . The epilogue is a must-read parable for any graduate student or university administrator. Highly recommended." — Choice "This book is clearly an interesting read, even if it may raise the temperatures under the collars of many company personnel and the faculty and university administrators with high stakes in technology transfer." — Chemical and Engineering News "In an age when careers tend to take tortuous paths, journalist Daniel Greenberg has been doggedly following one beat for more than 45 years: the federal government's funding of scientific research. . . . Greenberg invariably brings a critical perspective to the scientific enterprise and is deeply cynical about the flow of money that sustains it. But his strongly worded judgments are always built on a bedrock of integrity. . . . Greenberg has provided an important assessment of the state of academic science." — Roger L. Geiger, American Scientist "A conspicuously well-balanced assessment, grounded both in abundant new evidence and . . . [Greenberg's] deep knowledge of US science policy. . . . He points to the need for an i

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Academic Business - Education Education - Higher Education - Theory and practice of education - Higher education Science - Philosophy & Social Aspects Professions and Applied Sciences Science - Research & Methodology Science - Study & Teaching

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