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Knowledge Monopolies and Global Academic Publishing

Priego, E. and Fiormonte, D. (2016). Knowledge Monopolies and Global Academic Publishing. The Winnower, 3, :e147220.00404. doi: 10.15200/winn.147220.00404

Abstract

On Monday 11 July 2016 Thomson Reuters Corp. announced it had agreed to sell its intellectual property and science business (including Web of Science) to private-equity funds affiliated with Onex Corp. and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55 billion in cash. This announcement appeared after the authors submitted together a proposal to the Toronto School conference trying to expand the concept of ‘monopolies of knowledge’ as coined by the Canadian economist Harold Innis. The text presented here includes an abridged version of the proposal, which is currently under review. In this text the authors have also included some further discussion of recent developments as a means to provide further context.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: academic publishing, Toronto School, scholarly communications, knowledge monopolies, global knowledge
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15230
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