Practice, culture and belief among independent inventors: A preliminary study
Kostelnik, Michael B.
Nyce, James M.
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Kostelnik, Michael B., Brian Beasley, Darren DeBruhl, Heidi Morrow, Lauren Holditch, Lindsey Sanner, Scott Peterson, Vanessa Wirth and James M. Nyce. (2009). Practice, culture and belief among independent inventors: A preliminary study. -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.39, p.1-11
This research looks at a number of cultural resources, material and ideological, inventors use to produce, justify and market inventions. While the sample is small, and limited to one particular kind of inventors, the study does raise some questions about how inventors have been portrayed in the literature. It also raises some issues about the kinds of policies and institutions public money is spent on in the US today, to encourage “to market” innovation and knowledge transfer.