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Utilization of social science knowledge in science policy: Systems of innovation, triple helix and VINNOVA

Jacob, Merle LU (2006) In Social Science Information 45(3). p.431-462
Abstract
The objective of this article is. to analyse the utilization of two academic narratives about innovation policy in policy discourse by examining the policy statements issued by one Swedish agency that was specifically set up to promote innovation policy, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, VINNOVA. The main findings of this analysis show that the deployment of the examined academic narratives in policy discourse is not accidental nor is it only limited to a role of legitimating policy decisions. The article shows that although the linear model of knowledge transfer has long been discredited, the notion of knowledge utilization is still useful to policy analysis and may he successfully deployed to understand what lies behind the... (More)
The objective of this article is. to analyse the utilization of two academic narratives about innovation policy in policy discourse by examining the policy statements issued by one Swedish agency that was specifically set up to promote innovation policy, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, VINNOVA. The main findings of this analysis show that the deployment of the examined academic narratives in policy discourse is not accidental nor is it only limited to a role of legitimating policy decisions. The article shows that although the linear model of knowledge transfer has long been discredited, the notion of knowledge utilization is still useful to policy analysis and may he successfully deployed to understand what lies behind the assertions of mutual interplay between science and policy that characterize contemporary attempts to depict this relation. (Less)
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triple helix, innovation, systems of, science, policy, knowledge utilization, co-production
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Social Science Information
volume
45
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3
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431 - 462
publisher
SAGE Publications
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  • scopus:33746846028
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0539-0184
DOI
10.1177/0539018406066535
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English
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  series       = {Social Science Information},
  title        = {Utilization of social science knowledge in science policy: Systems of innovation, triple helix and VINNOVA},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0539018406066535},
  doi          = {10.1177/0539018406066535},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2006},
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