Silje Tellmann and Magnus Gulbrandsen look at boundary work in science-policy relations from the policy side and find that it has many of the same characteristics as the boundary work of scientists, and that it seems to follow certain cycles where boundaries are either defended or challenged. They conclude that boundary work is a constructive part of productive interactions that enables users to balance the diverse relations they engage in and create a strategic room for maneuvering.
This paper, by Jakob Edler, Maria Karaulova and Katharine Barker, presents a framework to understand the impact of scientific knowledge on the policy-making process, focusing on the conceptual impact.
Silje Tellmann analyses the interrelations between academic disciplines and society beyond academia by the case of sociology in Norway.
While research shows different links between activism and science, little is known about activists engaging in science communication online, writes Frauke Rohden. Demanding that decision-makers should “listen to the scientists”, the climate movements Fridays for Future (FFF) and Extinction Rebellion (XR) emphasize the role of scientific knowledge in democratic decision-making.
Many public agencies promote renewal in the public sector through projects that require a productive combination of research and innovation activities. However, the role of research in innovation processes is a neglected theme in the public sector innovation literature. Gulbrandsen and Høiland address this gap through an analysis of five cases from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration.
Trade unions have received little attention in sustainability transitions research, despite their capacity to influence policy decisions. In this article, Normann and Tellmann present a study of how key unions in Norway, a country with a large petroleum sector as well as high union level density, have moved their preferences on transition issues in the period 2007–2019.
In this paper Saidi and Douglas review the critical elements in the design and development of medical devices in general, and orthopedic devices in particular. Furthermore, they illustrate, by means of examples, the initiatives that have been put in place to incorporate contextual factors in low resource settings.
This paper, by Lars Wenaas, studies a selection of 11 Norwegian journals in the humanities and social sciences and their conversion from subscription to open access, a move heavily incentivized by governmental mandates and open access policies.
In this book chapter Reetta Muhonen and OSIRIS researcher Silje Tellmann explore the challenges of reporting societal impacts for ex post evaluation purposes.
In this article OSIRIS researcher Brita Bye and Taran Fæhn study how more and better human capital can contribute to knowledge accumulation and structural change by means of a dynamic endogenous growth model, with Norway as a numerical case.
In this recently published article OSIRIS researchers analyse how tax credits stimulate R&D through the user cost of capital and how it impacts the economy in general via knowledge flows from R&D capital.
OSIRIS researcher Gry Høiland and Lars Klemsdal have published an article analysing how management at the strategic level, and professionals at the operational level, organize the complexity of contemporary professional work and services differently.
OSIRIS researchers at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture -TIK have published an article analysing the development of an innovation management system in the health care sector.
The Manchester Team within the OSIRIS centre has published a conceptual paper that underpins the empirical work on framework conditions on the user side combining various political science and sociological theories. The work on this paper has informed the design of the empirical work, in particular the OSIRIS survey.
OSIRIS researchers at Statistics Norway have published a an article analyzing the impact of all major sources of direct and indirect R&D subsidies to industries in Norway during the period 2002-2013.
The findings in the paper, written by OSIRIS researchers at Statistics Norway, shows that more R&D spending in Norway leads to higher productivity as firms improve their capacity to learn from other domestic firms as well as from firms in other countries. As a result, GDP, real wages and consumption will increase in the long run.
Do bureaucrats use research results? A report from OSIRIS researcher Taran Thune presents findings from pilot survey.
Political desicions are expected to be knowledge-based. And it is the government administration’s job to aquire this knowledge. But when seeking an overview of the knowledge in your policy area – is it enough to ask a colleague?
OSIRIS Director Magnus Gulbrandsen and Advisory Board member Claire Donovan have edited a special issue of Research Evaluation.
OSIRIS researchers at Statistics Norway have published a discussion paper analyzing the impact of all major sources of direct and indirect R&D subsidies to industries in Norway during the period 2002-2013.
OSIRIS researchers at INGENIO have published a special section dedicated to researchers’ efforts to balance the production of scientific knowledge with the generation of societal impacts in the journal Science and Public Policy (OUP).
Taran Thune and Magnus Gulbrandsen from the OSIRIS team have published an article in the European Journal of Innovation Management on the idea generation process in life science. Based on a data set of disclosed inventions to the technology transfer office Inven2, it is found that combined knowledge from basic research and clinical settings seems particularly important for life science invention. Such combinations appear in different ways. The article can be found here.