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Businesses know the value of social sciences. higher education policy needs to catch up

Witherspoon, Sharon (2020) Businesses know the value of social sciences. higher education policy needs to catch up. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (15 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The social sciences are recognised for their role in evaluating policy and offering practice-based interventions about ‘what works’. However, they are less often justified in terms of their value to the private sector. Sharon Witherspoon outlines the finding of a report into eight case studies of UK businesses. The report covers a range of different sectors and finds that social scientists are in demand by businesses for what they know and the way that they approach knowledge and facts. Recommendations are offered for how higher education policy can better capitalise on this.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 11:30
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106861

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