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Publication or innovation? Goal displacement and lessons from the publish-or-perish culture

van Dalen, Harry (2021) Publication or innovation? Goal displacement and lessons from the publish-or-perish culture. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (19 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Drawing on a survey of academic economists in the Netherlands, Harry van Dalen¸ explores how publish or perish culture is perceived and enacted within academia. Arguing that the current arrangement of the academy along lines that promote outputs (publications) displaces both the goal of more intrinsically motivated forms of scientific innovation and those who pursue them, he argues for a form of academic management more focused on inputs and the promotion of academics with a ‘taste for ideas’, rather than publications.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 14:54
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 14:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111703

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