The Change of the Game



„Scientific information is measured in terms of the attention it earns. Since scientists demand scientific information as a means of production, the attention that a theory attracts is a measure of its value as a capital good. On the other hand, the attention a scientist earns is capitalized into the asset called reputation.“

In seinem Referat macht sich Gerd Folkers Gedanken über die Zusammenhänge zwischen der Anzahl publizierter wissenschaftlicher Beiträge, dem akademischen Erfolg und der Reputation von Forschern und Universitäten.

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