Governance in Science and Technology: Research, Innovation and Knowledge Sharing

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 6A P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology (host committee)

Language: English and French

With this session we aim to discuss governance issues in science and technology at micro, meso and macro levels. The contributions should be focused on, while not be limited to, recent trends and theoretical discussions on the relationships between science and technology.
Research funding and the role played by supra-national and national institutions, on the one hand, and infra-national ones, on the other, are topics of outstanding importance to be addressed, thereby establishing a dialogue at different scales and levels of governance, national and international. Moreover, other relevant issues may encourage sociologists, historians, anthropologists and other social scientists to submit proposals, such as:

  • funding from the economic sectors and the consequences it has on the scientific, technological programs; 
  • the role of intermediate institutions (e.g. technological centers) in science and technology governance; 
  • knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing and the role played by social actors, both individuals and institutions; 
  • science policy and technology policy and areas that emerge from the cross influence of science and technology such as: medicine, biotechnology, bioethics among others.

The session welcomes conceptual, empirical and methodological papers that privilege a critical look at governance and further contribute with new insights on social and economic relevant implications and feed the debate on public policies.

Session Organizers:
Luisa VELOSO, Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology CIES-IUL, Portugal, Paula URZE, New University of Lisbon, Portugal and Isabel AMARAL, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
The Changing Role of Research Councils in Public Research Systems: Argentina and Spain in Comparative Perspective
Laura CRUZ-CASTRO, CSIC Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Spain; Pablo KREIMER, CONICET, Argentina; Luis SANZ-MENENDEZ, CSIC- Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Spain
Innovation Governance in Chile – a Methodology to Measure Cultural Elements in Innovation Systems
Christine BAILEY, Universidad de Playa Ancha, Chile; Silke HAARICH, Haarich Regional Research and Development, Germany
Russian-Speaking Researchers Abroad: Do They Want to Cooperate with Russia?
Irina DEZHINA, Skolkovo institute of science and technology, Russia
The Fab Labs in Italy: New Local Collective Goods for Development
Cecilia MANZO, University of Teramo, Italy; Francesco RAMELLA, University of Torino, Italy