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The Impact Agenda: Controversies, Consequences and Challenges

Katherine Smith, Justyna Bandola-Gill, Nasar Meer, Ellen Stewart, and Richard Watermeyer


As international interest in promoting and assessing the impact of research grows, this book examines the ensuing controversies, consequences and challenges. It places a particular emphasis on learning from experiences in the UK, since this is the country at the forefront of a range of new approaches to incentivising, monitoring and rewarding research impact achievements. The book aims to understand the origins and rationale for these changes and to critically assess their consequences for academic practice. Combining a review of existing literature with a range of new qualitative data (from i ... More

Keywords: Research impact, public policy, knowledge exchange, power, ideas, universities, academia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447339854
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447339854.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Smith, author
University of Strathclyde

Justyna Bandola-Gill, author
University of Edinburgh

Nasar Meer, author
University of Edinburgh