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Mobilizing for change: A study of research units in emerging scientific fields

Clausen, Tommy; Fagerberg, Jan LU and Gulbrandsen, Magnus (2012) In Research Policy 41(7). p.1249-1261
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Local research units. this article argues, play a very important role for the scientific field they belong to, for example by mobilizing financial support, offering job opportunities, attracting talented recruits, and providing adequate training. Little is known, however, about such units, at least in the fields under study here, i.e., studies of innovation, entrepreneurship and related phenomena. This article focuses with the help of a survey of 136 research units worldwide supplemented by a number of case-studies on the factors that influence the extent to which local mobilization efforts succeed. The research shows that universities provide the most fertile grounds for such research units, and that external support and support from the... (More)
Local research units. this article argues, play a very important role for the scientific field they belong to, for example by mobilizing financial support, offering job opportunities, attracting talented recruits, and providing adequate training. Little is known, however, about such units, at least in the fields under study here, i.e., studies of innovation, entrepreneurship and related phenomena. This article focuses with the help of a survey of 136 research units worldwide supplemented by a number of case-studies on the factors that influence the extent to which local mobilization efforts succeed. The research shows that universities provide the most fertile grounds for such research units, and that external support and support from the leadership of the university are important factors behind their establishment. in the longer term, however, attracting core (basic) finance is essential for the unit's ability to maintain cognitive control of its research program. Units that develop their own Master and PhD programs appear more likely than others to achieve these aims. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Research units, Universities, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Emerging, scientific fields
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Research Policy
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41
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1249 - 1261
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Elsevier
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10.1016/j.respol.2012.03.014
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  abstract     = {Local research units. this article argues, play a very important role for the scientific field they belong to, for example by mobilizing financial support, offering job opportunities, attracting talented recruits, and providing adequate training. Little is known, however, about such units, at least in the fields under study here, i.e., studies of innovation, entrepreneurship and related phenomena. This article focuses with the help of a survey of 136 research units worldwide supplemented by a number of case-studies on the factors that influence the extent to which local mobilization efforts succeed. The research shows that universities provide the most fertile grounds for such research units, and that external support and support from the leadership of the university are important factors behind their establishment. in the longer term, however, attracting core (basic) finance is essential for the unit's ability to maintain cognitive control of its research program. Units that develop their own Master and PhD programs appear more likely than others to achieve these aims. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Clausen, Tommy and Fagerberg, Jan and Gulbrandsen, Magnus},
  issn         = {0048-7333},
  keyword      = {Research units,Universities,Innovation,Entrepreneurship,Emerging,scientific fields},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {1249--1261},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Research Policy},
  title        = {Mobilizing for change: A study of research units in emerging scientific fields},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2012.03.014},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2012},
}