Creation of Innovative New Opportunities for Scholarship and Business

November 9-10, 2011

Elliot Maxwell, Digital Connections Council Project Director, Committee for Economic Development discussed CED's current research project in the context of the "Creation of Innovative New Opportunities for Scholarship and Business" at a Nov. 2011 Berlin 9 Open Access Conference.

CED's Digital Connections Council is examining the economic effects of the public-access mandate, in particular, its effects on employment and profitability in the scientific publishing industry. Innovation creates new markets and improves the productivity of existing products and services. Both of which expand markets and jobs. The report examines:

  • Trends in Employment
  • Trends in Earnings and Return on Investment
  • Employment in Sectors beyond Scientific Publishing
  • Effects of Increased Public Access on Innovation and Economic Growth
  • An Observation about the Relationship between Openness and Innovation

This work was generously funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The contents of this panel discussion are solely the responsibility of CED.