Limits to biocapital

Authored by: Margaret Chiappetta , Kean Birch

Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138211957
eBook ISBN: 9781315451695
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315451695-9

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Abstract

The entanglement of technoscience and capitalism has been discussed at some length in the social sciences (e.g. Dasgupta and David, 1994; Sunder Rajan, 2006; Mirowski, 2011; Tyfield, 2012b and 2012c; Stephan, 2012; Tyfield, 2012a, 2012b, 2012c; Birch and Tyfield, 2013; Birch 2017). This literature illustrates the change in the political economy of research and innovation (R&I), specifically the increasing commodification, commercialization, privatization, and marketization of scientific research (Lave et al., 2010).

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