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Science for SaleThe Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism$
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Daniel S. Greenberg

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226306254

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.001.0001

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What's Right and Wrong, and How to Make It Better

What's Right and Wrong, and How to Make It Better

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(p.257) 14 What's Right and Wrong, and How to Make It Better
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Science for Sale
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.003.0015

This chapter discusses the pros and cons of the commercialization of academic research and proposes strategies for addressing relevant problems. It explains critics' view that the unrestrained pursuit of money had made academic research ethically numb to the detriment of science and the public well-being while promoters claim that important societal benefits come from university-based business pursuits. This chapter discusses the lessons that can be learnt from confronting scientific fraud and suggests that academic-industrial collaboration should be more closely focused on societal needs and benefits, and less on profit-seeking. It also proposes that business dealings between universities and industrial firms should be brought out of the dark through Internet posting of contracts and other agreements on publicly accessible databases.

Keywords:   academic research, public well-being, societal benefits, scientific fraud, academic-industrial collaboration, university-based business pursuits

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