Chapter 16 Researchers' responses to their funding situation
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Researchers find themselves in a changed resource environment to which they respond by developing a variety of strategies. This way, researchers seek to manage their research portfolios. Researchers’ responses can be categorized as changing the resource environment, resource acquisition strategies, resource use strategies, and adapting the content of research. All strategies have repercussions for the conduct and content of their research which are discussed for research in general as well as for unconventional research targeting scientific innovations. Steps towards a middle-range theory of relationships between funding conditions and the conduct and content of research are proposed.

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