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Adapting in the Knowledge Economy - Lateral Strategies for Scientists and Those Who Study Them

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The thesis Adapting in the Knowledge Economy investigates the strategiesdeployed by academic scientists when trying to adapt and maneuver within anincreasingly complex mixture of scientific, industrial and governmental agendas.Chapter one “From insights to invoice” summarizes the last decade of Danish researchpolicy as a tendency towards intensified focus on interaction between the university and“outside” actors. Looking at Danish policy documents and interview data the chaptershows how policy changes responded to an idea of “ivory tower” researchers isolatingthemselves in Danish universities. Furthermore, the interaction agenda was motivatedby the perception that knowledge was produced but not sufficiently used. Stronglyinfluenced by the concept of the knowledge economy and that of mode 2 knowledgeproduction, policy changes were directed at bridging a gap between the producers andthe consumers of knowledge. A series of reforms and initiatives were launched tofacilitate more interaction between science and industry as well as more responsivenesstowards societies’ problems on behalf of the universities. This interaction agenda wascoupled with an increase in the economic investment in research and an increased focuson competition between researchers in order to ensure high quality in knowledgeproduction....

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Birgitte Gorm Hansen

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8346

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