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Whose Agency? Looking Forward to the Virtual Research Council

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This paper has three parallel ambitions: to consider the potential impact of large-scale use of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) through the device of an imagined ‘virtual’ research council (VRC); to discuss this imagined future from the principal-agent perspective of research councils as intermediary agencies; and to draw conclusions for the future of research funding institutions, and the influences operating upon them. It proposes some generic characteristics of tod...

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Chris Caswill More by this author
Publication date:
2005
URN:
uuid:f2d95e54-1d48-4544-9a12-82e360f4f961
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oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:1858

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