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Luukkonen, Terttu; Thomas, Duncan A. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2016
The paper introduces a concept of a "negotiated space" to describe university researchers' attempts to balance pragmatically, continually and dynamically over time, their own agency and autonomy in the selection of research topics and pursuit of scientific research to filter out the explicit steering and tacit signals of external…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Agenda Setting, Educational Researchers, Educational Research
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Vuolanto, Pia – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
The boundary work approach has been established as one of the main ways to study controversies in science. However, it has been proposed that it does not meet the power dynamics of the scientific field sufficiently. This article concentrates on the intertwining of boundary work and power. It combines the boundary work approach developed by Thomas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Power Structure
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Ylijoki, Oili-Helena – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
National governments in several countries have promoted and carried out different forms of mergers, consolidations and alliances within their higher education systems in order to increase efficiency, effectiveness and governmental control to ensure that the universities more directly serve the national and regional economic and social objectives.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, College Faculty
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Kaataja, Sampsa – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2011
Regardless of the increased interest in technological innovation in universities, relatively little is known about the technology developed by academic scientists. Long-term analyses of researchers' technological contribution are notably missing. This paper examines university-based technology in Finland during the period 1900-85. The focus is on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Researchers, College Faculty