Niilo Kauppi contributed a chapter entitled Ranking and the Structuration of a Transnational Field of Higher Education to the book A European Politics of Education: Perspectives from sociology, policy studies and politics. "This chapter explores the transnational governance of higher education (HE) by focusing on the production and uses of ranking lists of universities and more broadly higher education institutions (HEI)."
More information about the book can be accessed here.
Merle Jacob published a new article in Minerva with co-author Carin Håkansta. The article is entitled Mode 2 and the Tension Between Excellence and Utility: The Case of a Policy-Relevant Research Field in Sweden. The article “investigates the impact of changing science policy doctrines on the development of an academic field, working life research.”
More details are available here.
Duncan Thomas co-authored a new article in Minerva, under the title The ‘Negotiated Space’ of University Researchers’ Pursuit of a Research Agenda. "The paper introduces the concept of a ‘negotiated space’ to describe university researchers’ attempts to balance pragmatically, continually and dynamically over time, their own agency and autonomy in the selection of research topics and pursuit of scientific research to filter out the explicit steering and tacit signals of external research funding agencies and university strategies and policies.”
Read the article here.
Alexander Rushforth published a review of chapter All or nothing? Debating the role of evaluative bibliometrics in the research system, from the edited book Bibliometrics: Use and abuse in the review of research performance.
The review was published in Research Evaluation and can be accessed here.
Sarah de Rijcke and Alexander Rushforth published Evaluation practices and effects of indicator use—a literature review in the Research Evaluation journal, with co-authors Paul Wouters, Thomas Franssen, and Björn Hammarfelt. The article reviews “the international literature on evaluation systems, evaluation practices, and metrics (mis)uses”.
Read more about the article here.