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Creativity, risk and the research impact agenda in the United Kingdom

Power, Michael ORCID: 0000-0001-8148-3953 (2018) Creativity, risk and the research impact agenda in the United Kingdom. European Review, 26 (S1). S25-S34. ISSN 1062-7987

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S1062798717000515


This article describes the recent requirement for UK universities to account for the social and economic impact of their research, and asks whether this impact agenda may change the conduct of research itself. Three critical issues are highlighted: the epistemology of impact; the problem of quantifying qualities; and the likelihood of impact growing in significance and changing the landscape of research – so-called ‘impact creep’. Overall, the article identifies some features of the research impact agenda that pose risks to creativity and risk-taking by academics.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Academia Europaea
Divisions: Accounting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 10:14
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 17:09

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