The European Paradox: More Papers, Less Development

I have just read a conference paper titled «Why is Europe so efficient at producing scientific papers, and does this explain the European paradox?», by P. Foland & R.D. Shelton (2010 Leiden, STI Conference). The main conclusion is that the relative efficiency in producing papers in the SCI per $1 million in national R&D investment is higher in the European Union than in United States and China. However, this is not reflected in other outcomes, such as patents. Is there a problem in the European incentive system in academia?

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Unweaving the web

Profesor. Director de Participación e Innovación Social en Universidad de Granada. Director de MedialabUGR.