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    Search Regimes and the Industrial Dynamics of Science.Andrea Bonaccorsi - 2008 - Minerva 46 (3):285-315.
    The article addresses the issue of dynamics of science, in particular of new sciences born in twentieth century and developed after the Second World War (information science, materials science, life science). The article develops the notion of search regime as an abstract characterization of dynamic patterns, based on three dimensions: the rate of growth, the degree of internal diversity of science and the associated dynamics (convergent vs. proliferating), and the nature of complementarity. The article offers a conceptual discussion for the (...)
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    Universities in the New Knowledge Landscape: Tensions, Challenges, Change—An Introduction.Andrea Bonaccorsi, Cinzia Daraio & Aldo Geuna - 2010 - Minerva 48 (1):1-4.
    In the last decades of the twentieth century universities in Europe and other OECD countries have undergone a profound transformation. They have evolved from mainly élite institutions for teaching and research to large (public and private) organisations responsible for mass higher education and the production and distribution of new knowledge. Increasingly, new knowledge is produced by universities not only for its own sake but also for potential economic gains.
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    New Forms of Complementarity in Science.Andrea Bonaccorsi - 2010 - Minerva 48 (4):355-387.
    New sciences born or developed in the 20th century (information, materials, life science) are based on forms of complementarity that differ from the past. The paper discusses cognitive, or disciplinary, institutional, and technical complementarity. It argues that new sciences apply a reductionist explanatory strategy to complex multi-layered systems. In doing so the reductionist promise is falsified, generating the need for multi-level kinds of explanation (e.g. in post-genomic molecular biology), new forms of complementarity between scientific and non-scientific organizations, and new forms (...)
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    Comparing Motivations of Individual Programmers and Firms to Take Part in the Open Source Movement: From Community to Business.Andrea Bonaccorsi & Cristina Rossi - 2006 - Knowledge, Technology & Policy 18 (4):40-64.
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  5. The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities: Lessons From the Italian Experience.Andrea Bonaccorsi (ed.) - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
    This book examines very important issues in research evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It is based on recent experiences carried out in Italy in the fields of research assessment, peer review, journal classification, and construction of indicators, and presents a systematic review of theoretical issues influencing the evaluation of Social Sciences and Humanities. Several chapters analyse original data made available through research assessment exercises. Other chapters are the result of dedicated and independent research carried out in 2014-2015 aimed (...)
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    The Socio-Political Construction of a European Census of Higher Education Institutions: Design, Methodological and Comparability Issues.Benedetto Lepori & Andrea Bonaccorsi - 2013 - Minerva 51 (3):271-293.
    This paper reports on an experiment concerning the social construction of statistical definitions, where the first census of Higher Education Institutions in Europe has been developed. It conceptualizes the construction of indicators as a social process of definitions and boundaries’ negotiation, involving value judgments, social and political opinions, as well as practical interests and power strategies of actors. The paper exemplifies this process on three issues, namely the social demand for establishing a census, the controversy concerning the definition of a (...)
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