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Nyttoforskning. En studie av den svenska forskningsfinansieringen för humaniora och samhällvetenskap med Riksbankens Jubileumsfond som exempel.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper I argue that the development of innovation ideas within the financial system of scientific research might have a counterpart within the financial system of the social sciences and the arts. The ideas of innovation share a common way to evaluate science in terms of how well it can contribute to economic growth. In the past two decades a similar development can be observed within Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ), one of the largest external financiers of the social sciences and the arts in Sweden. The idea of evaluating research used by the innovation ideas has grown popular within RJ, only it seems they evaluate research in terms of how well it fits into an international research community rather than how much it can contribute to economic growth as is the case within the innovation ideas. By examining the different ways of financing research that RJ has used during the last 2 decades, this paper aims to introduce a new perspective in which it is possible to understand the development within this type research funding as a part of a bigger system of development.

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2012. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
innovation, research funding, research policy
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Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180030OAI: diva2:547620
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-08-28 Last updated: 2012-08-28Bibliographically approved

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