Becoming Context-Free: Toward a Research Programme in Sociology of Knowledge

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Abstract

In this inaugural lecture I discuss how we – as Business School, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and University – can enhance our interdisciplinary research, teaching and knowledge transfer endeavour. This lecture builds on the current challenges in these three areas and inter alia discusses their impact on the AAU PBL model.

As the title suggests the lecture has to major components: Sociology of Knowledge and Becoming Context-Free. What the title does not explicitly state, but what glues these two together – and what happens to be my passion – is the notion of ‘newness’.

Through my lecture I will argue that ‘becoming context-free’ in pursuit of ‘newness’ is essential in our efforts to enhance our inter-disciplinary research and teaching, innovate our PBL model, excel in knowledge transfer – all aimed at enriching social impact of our academic endeavour. Clearly this is not the only way, but it will definitely contribute to our holistic - interdisciplinary research, teaching and knowledge transfer - academic efforts.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTBRP Perspectives
Edition9
Number of pages30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Research programme
  • Sociology of knowledge
  • Newness
  • Becoming context-free
  • Theory building
  • Useful knowledge
  • Useless knowledge
  • Late globalization
  • Meta-theory
  • Bubbles

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