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The Price of Profits

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.003.0006
The Price of Profits

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This chapter discusses the risks of the movement toward academic commercialism. It highlights the incompatibilities between marketplace mores and integrity, collegiality, and other valued attributes of the traditional scientific culture. This chapter also explains that in cases where money flows, temptations and opportunities can arise that may sometimes result in risky behavior and stealthy or even brazen wrongdoing in pursuit of personal or institutional advantage.

Keywords: academic commercialism; marketplace mores; integrity; collegiality; scientific culture

Chapter.  10147 words. 

Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates

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