Why do scientists migrate? A diffusion model

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serval:BIB_333BD2E9F604
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Title
Why do scientists migrate? A diffusion model
Journal
Minerva
Author(s)
Braun Dietmar
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
50
Number
4
Pages
471-491
Language
english
Abstract
The article is intended to improve our understanding of the reasons underlying the intellectual migration of scientists from well-known cognitive domains to nascent scientific fields. To that purpose we present, first, a number of findings from the sociology of science that give different insights about this phenomenon. We then attempt to bring some of these insights together under the conceptual roof of an actor-based approach linking expected utility and diffusion theory. Intellectual migration is regarded as the rational choice of scientists who decide under uncertainty and on the base of a number of decision-making variables, which define probabilities, costs, and benefits of the migration.
Keywords
Scientific innovation, Theory, Diffusion
Open Access
Yes
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17/05/2011 11:00
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