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The Value of Openness in Scientific Problem Solving

Resource Origin: Harvard Business School by Karim R. Lakhani, Lars Bo Jeppesen, Peter A. Lohse, Jill A. Panetta

"Openness and free information sharing amongst scientists are supposed to be core norms of the scientific community. However, many studies have shown that these norms are not universally followed. Lack of openness and transparency means that scientific problem solving is constrained to a few scientists who work in secret and who typically fail to leverage the entire accumulation of scientific knowledge available.

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