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The market for scientific information

In the previous chapters we have analysed the environment in which researchers work, which was seen to comprise the research environment proper and the wider societal environment. We analysed the strategic positions researchers can choose in doing research, the consequences this has for the competitive conditions to which researchers are subjected and what this means for researchers when making results public and acquiring scientific information. All these elements are relevant ingredients for the market for scientific information that we are now ready to analyse in more detail.

On the basis of the analyses in Chapters 3 and 4 we can define the market for scientific information as consisting of researchers, ...

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