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Record number 442510
Title Towards dynamic research configurations: A framework for reflection on the contribution of research to policy and innovation processes
Author(s) Schut, M.; Paassen, A. van; Leeuwis, C.; Klerkx, L.W.A.
Source Science and Public Policy 41 (2014)2. - ISSN 0302-3427 - p. 207 - 218.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scipol/sct048
Department(s) Knowledge Technology and Innovation
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) international agricultural-research - joint knowledge production - sustainable development - natural-resources - boundary objects - systems - science - management - scale - information
Abstract This paper seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the complex dynamics that shape the contribution of research to policy and innovation processes that address ‘competing claims’ on natural resources and their management. Research in the context of competing claims requires strategies that: (1) can cope with high uncertainty and unpredictability; (2) are concerned with understanding the multiple dimensions of the issue at stake; (3) can facilitate change across different scales and levels; (4) include collaboration with different actors and stakeholders; and (5) may imply new roles for research and researchers. This paper reviews and builds upon research approaches to address these challenges. These research approaches are combined in a framework for dynamic research configurations that aims to stimulate reflection among researchers and to promote more embedded, context-sensitive and flexible research strategies.
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