Research organizations: Are we witnessing an enchantment?

Bøje Larsen, Peter Aagaard

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Abstract

The classical ideals of science can be seen as an example of the drive towards rationalisation in modern capitalistic societies. It is a specialized activity, based on sine ira et studio, modernism and a production orientation. Based on a case - the Holistic Learning Centre [name changed] situated in Copenhagen - we argue that a post-rational form of research activity is emerging which revert these features. We term this new type of research "enchanted research", "sciencetainment" and "Mode2-b research". The factors that facilitate this development include the boring style of conventional research, growing competition for research funds, more project funding compared to institutional funding and a demand for accountability. Countervailing forces also exist, however.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherCenter for Virksomhedsudvikling og Ledelse, Copenhagen Business School
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)8791757029
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Larsen, B., & Aagaard, P. (2006). Research organizations: Are we witnessing an enchantment? København: Center for Virksomhedsudvikling og Ledelse, Copenhagen Business School.
Larsen, Bøje ; Aagaard, Peter. / Research organizations : Are we witnessing an enchantment?. København : Center for Virksomhedsudvikling og Ledelse, Copenhagen Business School, 2006.
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København : Center for Virksomhedsudvikling og Ledelse, Copenhagen Business School, 2006.

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Larsen B, Aagaard P. Research organizations: Are we witnessing an enchantment? København: Center for Virksomhedsudvikling og Ledelse, Copenhagen Business School. 2006.