Triple translation: academic and managerial discourses of knowledge transfer policy in a new university in Scotland

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Abstract

Higher education systems in many parts of the world are experiencing the emergence of policies for knowledge transfer (KT). KT policy discourse reflects attempts to make universities more responsive to the needs of the knowledge economy (KE) and can be seen as a trend towards extracting a greater contribution from universities to the economy and society as a whole. This paper explores some of the practical tensions associated with operationalisation of KT policy with an institutional case study. Discourse analysis of university documents, and interviews with managers and academics, highlight the struggle between policymakers and academics around development of a KT strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-682
Number of pages18
JournalDiscourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Scottish university
  • knowledge transfer
  • discourses

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