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Langfristiges exponentielles Wachstum der Wissenschaft?

Long-term exponential growth of science? A quantitative examina
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Schramm, Manuel

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Abstract "Ever since Derek de Solla Price's path breaking work, an exponential growth of science during the last 400 years has been assumed, eventually leading to a knowledge society. However, we are suggesting here that a more realistic picture of the growth of science and knowledge can be found by taking other forms of knowledge and knowledge production in early modern Europe into account: the number of experts instead of scientists and learned societies instead of universities. From this perspective, the growth of science looks a lot less spectacular. At the same time, the economic productivity of research and development seems to have decreased." (author's abstract)
Keywords history of science; knowledge society; economy; productivity; historical development; historical analysis; witch hunt; France; woman; knowledge; university; Europe; education system; scientific institution; criticism; production
Classification Social History, Historical Social Research; Sociology of Knowledge; Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology
Method basic research; historical; theory application
Document language German
Publication Year 2011
Page/Pages p. 299-308
Journal Historical Social Research, 36 (2011) 2
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works