Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation

Bengtsson, Lars and Ribeiro, Barbara and Benneworth, Paul and Bührer, Susanne and Castro-Martínez, Elena and Hansen, Meiken and Jarmai, Katharina and Lindner, Ralf and Olmos-Penuela, Julia and Cordula, Ott and Shapira, Philipp (2018) Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 5 (3). pp. 316-331. ISSN 2329-9037

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In this discussion paper, we outline and reflect on some of the key challenges that influence the development and uptake of more inclusive and responsible forms of research and innovation. Taking these challenges together, we invoke Collingridge's famous dilemma of social control of technology to introduce a complementary dilemma that of "societal alignment" in the governance of science, technology and innovation. Considerations of social alignment are scattered and overlooked among some communities in the field of science, technology and innovation policy. By starting to unpack this dilemma, we outline an agenda for further consideration of social alignment in the study of responsible research and innovation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Collingridge; inclusive innovation; responsible research and innovation; societal alignment; governance of science; technology and innovation
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 11:09
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2019 07:02
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