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

Barbara Ribeiro (Corresponding Author), Lars Bengtsson, Paul Benneworth, Susanne Bührer, Elena Castro-Martínez, Meiken Hansen, Katharina Jarmai, Ralf Lindner, Julia Olmos-Peñuela, Cordula Ott, Philip Shapira

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-331
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of responsible innovation
Volume5
Issue number3
Early online date12 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Innovation
Alignment
Governance
Innovation policy
Science policy
Technology policy
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Social control

Keywords

  • UT-Hybrid-D
  • Governance of science
  • Inclusive innovation
  • Responsible research and innovation
  • Societal alignment
  • Technology and innovation
  • Collingridge

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Ribeiro, Barbara ; Bengtsson, Lars ; Benneworth, Paul ; Bührer, Susanne ; Castro-Martínez, Elena ; Hansen, Meiken ; Jarmai, Katharina ; Lindner, Ralf ; Olmos-Peñuela, Julia ; Ott, Cordula ; Shapira, Philip. / Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation. In: Journal of responsible innovation. 2018 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 316-331.
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Ribeiro, B, Bengtsson, L, Benneworth, P, Bührer, S, Castro-Martínez, E, Hansen, M, Jarmai, K, Lindner, R, Olmos-Peñuela, J, Ott, C & Shapira, P 2018, 'Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation' Journal of responsible innovation, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 316-331. https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2018.1495033

Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation. / Ribeiro, Barbara (Corresponding Author); Bengtsson, Lars; Benneworth, Paul; Bührer, Susanne; Castro-Martínez, Elena; Hansen, Meiken; Jarmai, Katharina; Lindner, Ralf; Olmos-Peñuela, Julia; Ott, Cordula; Shapira, Philip.

In: Journal of responsible innovation, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2018, p. 316-331.

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