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The Impact AgendaControversies, Consequences and Challenges$
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Katherine Smith, Justyna Bandola-Gill, Nasar Meer, Ellen Stewart, and Richard Watermeyer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447339854

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447339854.001.0001

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The rise of research impact

The rise of research impact

Chapter:
(p.13) 2 The rise of research impact
Source:
The Impact Agenda
Author(s):

Katherine E. Smith

Justyna Bandola-Gill

Nasar Meer

Ellen Stewart

Richard Watermeyer

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447339854.003.0002

This chapter charts the origins and emergence of the research impact agenda in the UK, noting some of its historical antecedents and international influences. It explores the apparent motivations and rationales that have underpinned the various dimensions of research impact assessment, and the associated expectations that different actors appear to have. The chapter includes a visual summary of key developments in the evolution of research impact assessment and incentivisation in the UK.

Keywords:   Impact Agenda Origins, Higher Education Policy, Higher Education Reform, Science Policy, Public Policy, Universities, UK

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