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Published Sep. 22, 2022 3:04 PM

The interplay between science and society takes place through a wide range of intertwined relationships and mutual influences that shape each other and facilitate continuous knowledge flows. Stylised consequentialist perspectives on valuable knowledge moving from public science to society in linear and recursive pathways, whilst informative, cannot fully capture the broad spectrum of value creation possibilities, write OSIRIS researcher Richard Woolley and colleagues. 

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Published Aug. 15, 2022 1:31 PM

In this paper, OSIRIS researcher Arvid Raknerud and Øivind A. Nilsen, investigate firm dynamics in the period before, during, and after an event consisting of a first published patent application. The analysis is based on patent data from the Norwegian Industrial Property Office merged with data from several business registers covering a period of almost 20 years.

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Published Apr. 5, 2022 3:02 PM

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.

Published Jan. 27, 2022 10:01 AM

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.

Published Jan. 27, 2022 9:56 AM

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.

Published Jan. 27, 2022 9:42 AM

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.

Published Jan. 27, 2022 9:32 AM

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.

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Published June 13, 2019 9:58 AM

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?