Re-thinking new knowledge production: A literature review and a research agenda

Laurens K. Hessels*, Harro van Lente

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    Abstract

    This paper offers a systematic reflection on the Gibbons-Nowotny notion of 'Mode 2 knowledge production'. We review its reception in scientific literature and compare it with seven alternative diagnoses of changing science systems. The 'Mode 2' diagnosis identifies a number of important trends that require further empirical efforts, but it suffers from severe conceptual problems. It is time to untie its five major constitutive claims and investigate each separately. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)740-760
    Number of pages21
    JournalResearch Policy
    Volume37
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2008
    EventConference on Science, Technology and Innovation Studies - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 2 Jul 20073 Jul 2007

    Keywords

    • Mode 2
    • transdisciplinarity
    • heterogeneity
    • relevance
    • INDUSTRY-GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
    • TRIPLE-HELIX
    • INNOVATION SYSTEMS
    • SCIENCE
    • UNIVERSITY
    • TRANSDISCIPLINARITY
    • COLLABORATION
    • FINALIZATION
    • TECHNOLOGY
    • RELEVANCE

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