Changing Attitudes

in Science for Sale

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780226306254
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226306261 | DOI:
Changing Attitudes

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This chapter discusses the changing of attitude of researchers towards the commercialization of academic research in the U.S. It explains that it has become a norm for professors to sell their expertise off campus or perform industry-financed research in their university laboratories. Many companies, particularly big pharmaceutical firms, have become dependent on academic research, either through financing of research or buying start-ups of academic entrepreneurs.

Keywords: academic research; researchers; commercialization; U.S.; pharmaceutical firms; start-ups; academic entrepreneurs

Chapter.  7402 words. 

Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates

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