Quotation Ribeiro, Barbara, Bengtsson, Lars, Benneworth, Paul, Bührer, Susanne, Castro-Martínez, Elena, Hansen, Meiken, Jarmai, Katharina, Lindner, Ralf, Olmos-Penuela, Julia, Cordula, Ott, Shapira, Philipp. 2018. Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation. Journal of Responsible Innovation. 1-16.




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.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Responsible Innovation
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation
Year 2018
Page from 1
Page to 16
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23299460.2018.1495033?scroll=top&needAccess=true
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2018.1495033
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23299460.2018.1495033


COMPASS - Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs
Jarmai, Katharina (Former researcher)
Bengtsson, Lars (Lund University, Sweden)
Benneworth, Paul (University of Twente, Norway)
Bührer, Susanne (Fraunhofer Institue for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany)
Castro-Martínez, Elena (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Cordula, Ott (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Hansen, Meiken (Techical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Lindner, Ralf (Fraunhofer Institue for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany)
Olmos-Penuela, Julia (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Ribeiro, Barbara (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Shapira, Philipp (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)
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