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Scientists: This man has your number

February 29, 2012

Pierre Azoulay Pierre Azoulay, an economist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management says he knows why scientists thrive, flounder and have bursts of creativity--and he has the numbers to back it up.   Full Story

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