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Peer review processes risk strangling economic growth

Braben, Donald and Dowler, Rod (2017) Peer review processes risk strangling economic growth. LSE Business Review (12 Sep 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Einstein’s theory of relativity was criticized in 1931 in a book titled ‘100 authors against Einstein’. He replied that if they were right, one author would have been enough. This is an extreme example of the perils of peer review when dealing with brilliant researchers at the cutting edge of science. It is of vital importance right now to avoid suppressing genius in favour of apparent practicality. To achieve this, we need to find a way to continue to allow for the exceptional and to produce the science seeds that blossom into economic prosperity.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Sets: Collections > LSE Business Review Blog
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 14:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84795

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