Knowledge brokers, entrepreneurs and markets

Chris Caswill*, Catherine Lyall

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Abstract

This paper expands the discussion of knowledge brokerage by connecting it to long-standing debates within the social sciences about the effective transmission of scientifically produced knowledge into the worlds of policy and practice. This longer-term perspective raises some different questions about intermediary roles which are then tested against quantitative data on the attitudes of the producers of social science knowledge and some in-depth qualitative information about the use of social science knowledge by a select number of policy actors. The paper concludes with some proposals for the reconceptualisation of knowledge brokerage as one set of contributions within a larger knowledge market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-369
Number of pages17
JournalEvidence and Policy
Volume9
Issue number3
Early online date28 Jun 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • knowledge brokers
  • engagement
  • knowledge entrepreneurs
  • knowledge markets
  • GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
  • UNIVERSITY-RESEARCH
  • IDEAS

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