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The New Production of Knowledge : the Dynamics of Science and Research in Contemporary Societies.

Author: Michael GibbonsCamille LimogesHelga NowotnySimon SchwartzmanPeter ScottAll authors
Publisher: London : SAGE Publications, 1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge - scientific, social and cultural - is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century. They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established institutions, disciplines, practices and policies. Identifying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gibbons; Camille Limoges; Helga Nowotny; Simon Schwartzman; Peter Scott; Martin Trow
ISBN: 9781446265871 1446265870
OCLC Number: 823384467
Description: 1 online resource (191 pages)
Contents: Evolution of Knowledge Production The Marketability and Commercialisation of Knowledge Massification of Research and Education The Case of the Humanities Competitiveness, Collaboration and Globalisation Reconfiguring Institutions Towards Managing Socially Distributed Knowledge

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In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge - scientific, social and cultural - is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century. They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established institutions, disciplines, practices and policies. Identifying features of the new mode of knowledge production - reflexivity, transdisciplinarity, heterogeneity - the authors show how these features connect with the changing role of.

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