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About the Repository

The Industry Studies Working Paper Series brings together research from a wide range of academic disciplines.
Papers published to the series reflect the knowledge of scholars who have made significant personal investments of time in learning about the market and firm institutions concerning the industries that they study.

Metadata Policy

Industry Studies Working Papers metadata is made available under the Open Database License.

  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes and re-sold commercially provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given. All rights to individual contents of the database are licensed separately.

Data Policy

  1. Anyone may access most full items free of charge.
  2. Full items may be protected under US or foreign copyright law.
  3. License terms for individual items may vary from all rights reserved to Creative Commons licenses.
  4. Assume no reuse rights at all have been granted for the full item unless a statement appears in the metadata record that grants reuse rights.
  5. Check the license terms associated with each individual item before reusing the full content.

Submission Policy

  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the subject community.
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
  4. Eligible depositors must deposit full texts of all their publications.
  5. The administrator only vets items for relevance to the scope of Industry Studies Working Papers, and the exclusion of spam.
  6. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  7. No embargo policy defined.
  8. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  9. If Industry Studies Working Papers receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. No functional specification policy has been defined.
  3. Industry Studies Working Papers regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may not normally be removed from Industry Studies Working Papers.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National security
    • Falsified research
  6. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  7. Withdrawn items' identifiers and URLs are retained indefinitely.
  8. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  9. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  10. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  11. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  12. No closure policy defined.

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