Constructing “Disinterested” Academic Science Relational Work in University–Industry Research CollaborationsPolitics and Society (2012)
AbstractThis article analyzes how exchange participants in university–industry agricultural biotechnology research collaborations manage and create differences between the academy and industry with regard to the open dissemination and commercialization of scientific knowledge. Our focus is on the constitutive relations that define the boundary between academic and commercial science. We identify a particular “relational package” that formalizes and standardizes exchanges of money from industry for privileged access to university research discoveries. Our analysis of academic scientists’ justificatory narratives about their patenting decisions challenges the oft-made assertion that academic patenting on its face should be taken as evidence of a blurred institutional boundary between academic and commercial science.
- relational work; agricultural biotechnology; university-industry relationships; social construction of scientific knowledge
Publication DateJune, 2012
Citation InformationJoseph Richard Welsh, Dina Biscotti, William B Lacy and Glenna L Leland. "Constructing “Disinterested” Academic Science Relational Work in University–Industry Research Collaborations" Politics and Society Vol. 40 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joseph_welsh/2/