Institutional Conditions and Changing Research Practices in Switzerland

Organizational Transformation and Scientific Change: The Impact of Institutional Restructuring on Universities and Intellectual Innovation

ISBN: 978-1-78350-684-2, eISBN: 978-1-78350-683-5

ISSN: 0733-558X

Publication date: 26 July 2014

Abstract

This article analyses in what way Swiss academic institutions have had a favourable or unfavourable influence on changing research practices by following developments in four scientific areas – Bose-Einstein Condensates, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Large-Scale Assessments in education research and Computerised Corpus Linguistics. Based on empirical evidence, we argue that overall a number of institutional conditions have had a positive influence on the decisions of scientists to dare a switch to a new scientific field. One finds, however, also differences in the working of these institutional conditions leading to quicker or slower developments of the four selected scientific areas.

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Benninghoff, M., Ramuz, R., Gorga, A. and Braun, D. (2014), "Institutional Conditions and Changing Research Practices in Switzerland", Organizational Transformation and Scientific Change: The Impact of Institutional Restructuring on Universities and Intellectual Innovation (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 42), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 175-202. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X20140000042006

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