Delegation of research governance to networks: research councils as multiple goal boundary organizations

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    Abstract

    The delegation of research governance to networks is increasingly seen as a potential way to resolve the paradox in research fundingi, because it would reduce the direct influence of the state on funding policies, respect the independence of scientific institutions, foster `vigorous¿ scientific institutions, and ensure scientists¿ strong commitment to user interests. This paper analyzes a system of delegation of research governance to networks in the Dutch agricultural sector, in which the research council has adopted the role of a multiple goal boundary organization that, apart from forming a bridge between government and scientists, also intermediates at several other interfaces. Several tensions are identified that emerge in the different arenas of resear
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-13
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventRMNO Conference. International Conference "Towards Knowledge Democracy Consequences for Science, Politics and Media", Leiden, The Netherlands -
    Duration: 25 Aug 200927 Aug 2009

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    ConferenceRMNO Conference. International Conference "Towards Knowledge Democracy Consequences for Science, Politics and Media", Leiden, The Netherlands
    Period25/08/0927/08/09

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    Klerkx, L. W. A., & Leeuwis, C. (2009). Delegation of research governance to networks: research councils as multiple goal boundary organizations. 1-13. Paper presented at RMNO Conference. International Conference "Towards Knowledge Democracy Consequences for Science, Politics and Media", Leiden, The Netherlands, .