A1 Journal article (refereed)
Institutional perspectives in transition : research groups’ profiles and embeddedness in organisational and national context (2020)


Nokkala, T., & Diogo, S. (2020). Institutional perspectives in transition : research groups’ profiles and embeddedness in organisational and national context. Higher Education, 79 (3), 515-532. doi:10.1007/s10734-019-00421-4


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Nokkala, Terhi; Diogo, Sara

Journal or series: Higher Education

ISSN: 0018-1560

eISSN: 1573-174X

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 79

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 515-532

Publisher: Springer

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-019-00421-4

Open Access: Open access publication published in a hybrid channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65228


Abstract

Research into differentiation and profiling of knowledge producing institutions through the lenses of
institutional logics and field embeddedness have proliferated in recent years. By discussing this
process in the context of research groups, as those basic units in which knowledge production
epistemically and practically takes place, this article offers a contribution to the theoretical discussion
on organisational differentiation. Based on a small-N comparative case study of research groups
operating in different national and organisational contexts on a single, highly competitive and
interdisciplinary applied sciences field, nanosciences, the article proposes research group profiles
as heuristic devices to explore both the embeddedness and strategic agency of research groups.


Keywords: research groups; organisations (systems); profiles (information); nanosciences; knowledge production; institutions (social mechanisms); profile raising

Free keywords: organisations; profiles; research groups: institutional logics; nested organisational field; competitive horizons; key enabling technologies


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Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 3


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