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An emerging economy of publications and citations
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
2009 (English)In: Nordisk Pedagogik, ISSN 0901-8050, Vol. 29, 34-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Humboltian image of an independent academic is challenged by the recent developments in the governance of universities. Digital technology has produced new tools for the surveillance and steering of researchers’ work. Researchers become actors in an economy based on the disembedded symbolic tokens of publications and citations. Incentives are produced, which make researchers subservient to the steering system. Bibliometrics offers the technology, which is used. The general idea has its worldly application, which is forming the rules for what is supposed to count as academic knowledge, i.e. a priviledged form of knowledge in society generally. Educational research is in this essay used as an example, where some possible implications is projected.

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2009. Vol. 29, 34-52 p.
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research policy, bibliometrics, educational research, globalization, citations
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17465OAI: diva2:209591
Original Publication: Staffan Larsson, An emerging economy of publications and citations, 2009, Nordisk Pedagogik, (29), 34-52. Copyright: Universitetsforlaget, Oslo Postprint available at: Linköping University Electronic Press Available from: 2009-04-22 Created: 2009-03-25 Last updated: 2009-05-06Bibliographically approved

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