Keynote speakers


Keynote 1. Bureaucratic Red Tape and Organizational Pathologies in Academic Research:. Notes Toward Theory and Suggestions for Measurement

Barry Bozeman, Arizona Centennial Professor of Technology Policy and Public Management, Arizona State University

Wednesday, 2nd of September 2015, 17.00 - 18.15, Auditorium

Discussants: Patrick Llerena, BETA, University of Strasbourg and Magnus Gulbrandsen, University of Oslo.

Motivation: Barry Bozeman is one the very few scholars who gave important contribution both to organizational studies, particularly around the notion of “publicness” and, in general, with the theory of public administration, and S&T studies, dealing especially with evaluation and human resources assessment. Therefore, it is the best keynote for addressing the specific topic of the conference.

Keynote 2. Standards as Socio-economic constructions

David Seidl, Chair of Organization and Management, University of Zurich

Thursday 3rd of September 2015, 14.00 - 15.45, Auditorium

The keynote is followed by a panel on Standards in research evaluation and the Leiden manifesto.

David Seidl worked extensively on the processes leading to the establishment of standards and their development within organizations. On this topic, he edited a special issue of Organization Studies together with Nils Brunsson and Andreas Rasche. Since by their nature S&T indicators require the definition of measurement standard, his keynote aims at better understanding the socio-political and organizational processes which might influence the choice concerning standards, for example on how performance of research organizations is measure. This is a central issue for the STI community.

Keynote 3. Trapped by Information: Performance Rank Ordering and Red Queen Imitation

Joseph Lampel, Manchester Business School, Manchester

Friday 4th of September, 9.00, Auditorium

Joseph Lampel worked extensively in the area of strategic management and on the implications of performance measurement (and its ambiguities) for decision-making processes within organizations. Therefore, it deals with a central issue for the STI community, i.e. understanding implications and use of performance measurement (for example international rankings) for research organizations.