Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in a Contested World

Pedersen, D. L. B. (Foredragsholder)

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Invited keynote

Advancing knowledge, writing journal articles, and engaging with peers is not the only purpose and task we have as scholars. Connecting and communicating with audiences beyond our scholarly community is also increasingly important. Critical voices in recent years have recurrently questioned if we, as organizational scholars, have ‘anything to say’ to anyone beyond a narrow group of peers and pointed to the need for (return to) meaning and ‘relevance’, as well as for responsible science. Further, Danish universities have since the University Act of 2003 been institutionally obliged to communicate their research to society. However, communicating to practitioners, policy makers, and society is neither easy, nor unproblematic. ‘Fake news,’ ‘Google-science’ and the rise of think tanks and other organizations seeking to further special-interests and political agendas have significantly altered the context in which we as researchers are expected to contribute something of relevance. As has the ongoing problematization of the position of impartial authority from which researchers have traditionally been able to speak. In this session we will explore and debate some of these concerns. Not necessarily in the sense of prepping us for media appearances but, rather, with the aim of considering what is worth communicating, how and to whom, as well with the aim of inducing reflection about the context in which we engage and communicate with various audiences beyond our peers.
Periode2 feb. 2018
BegivenhedstitelCBS Department of Organization Strategy Seminar
PlaceringStevns, Danmark