Internally Incentivized Interdisciplinarity : Organizational Restructuring of Research and Emerging Tensions

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dc.contributor.author Salmela, Mikko
dc.contributor.author MacLeod, Miles
dc.contributor.author Munck af Rosenschöld, Johan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-25T09:23:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-25T09:23:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09
dc.identifier.citation Salmela , M , MacLeod , M & Munck af Rosenschöld , J 2021 , ' Internally Incentivized Interdisciplinarity : Organizational Restructuring of Research and Emerging Tensions ' , Minerva , vol. 59 , no. 3 , pp. 355–377 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11024-020-09431-4
dc.identifier.other PURE: 157512875
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 9a790989-ee99-463a-9a2f-32c62efe5ea5
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85100912522
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000618598600001
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7193-181X/work/98974663
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333554
dc.description.abstract Interdisciplinarity is widely considered necessary to solving many contemporary problems, and new funding structures and instruments have been created to encourage interdisciplinary research at universities. In this article, we study a small technical university specializing in green technology which implemented a strategy aimed at promoting and developing interdisciplinary collaboration. It did so by reallocating its internal research funds for at least five years to “research platforms” that required researchers from at least two of the three schools within the university to participate. Using data from semi-structured interviews from researchers in three of these platforms, we identify specific tensions that the strategy has generated in this case: (1) in the allocation of platform resources, (2) in the division of labor and disciplinary relations, (3) in choices over scientific output and academic careers. We further show how the particular platform format exacerbates the identified tensions in our case. We suggest that certain features of the current platform policy incentivize shallow interdisciplinary interactions, highlighting potential limits on the value of attempting to push for interdisciplinarity through internal funding. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Minerva
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 611 Philosophy
dc.subject Interdisciplinarity
dc.subject tensions
dc.subject funding structures
dc.subject University
dc.subject platform
dc.subject incentives
dc.subject Interdisciplinarity
dc.subject Tensions
dc.subject Funding structures
dc.subject University
dc.subject Platform
dc.subject Incentives
dc.title Internally Incentivized Interdisciplinarity : Organizational Restructuring of Research and Emerging Tensions en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization TINT – Centre for Philosophy of Social Science
dc.contributor.organization Practical Philosophy
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s11024-020-09431-4
dc.relation.issn 0026-4695
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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