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Navigating the impact-innovation double hurdle: The case of a climate change research fund

Publication Year

2012

Author(s)
  • Lettice, Fiona
  • Smart, Palie
  • Baruch, Yehuda
  • Johnson, Mark
Source
RESEARCH POLICY Volume: 41 Issue: 6 Pages: 1048-1057 Published: 2012
ISSN
0048-7333
Abstract

This paper analyses how the funding for research grants was allocated from a specific research fund which aimed to support innovative research projects with the potential to have research impact by reducing carbon emissions. The fund received a total of 106 proposals, of which 27 were successful at obtaining financial support. Our aims were to test which factors influenced the funding decision and to discover whether or not and to what extent the fund met its intended objectives through the allocation of monies. The allocation process and its outcomes were analysed using correlation, logistical and linear regression to test our research hypotheses. Using this research funding process as a single study, we found that trying to clear the impact-innovation double hurdle in a single funding initiative ultimately compromises both goals. This paper therefore contributes to our understanding of innovation management within the context of carbon emission reduction and explains which factors influenced success in securing research monies through the funding process. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Author Keyword(s)
  • Research funding
  • Carbon emissions reduction
  • Innovation
  • Research impact
KeyWord(s) Plus
  • LOCK-IN
  • TECHNOLOGICAL DISCONTINUITIES
  • ACADEMIC RESEARCH
  • TRIPLE-HELIX
  • MODEL
  • SCIENCE
  • SYSTEMS
  • POLICY
  • MANAGEMENT
  • DYNAMICS
ESI Discipline(s)
  • Economics & Business
  • Social Sciences
Web of Science Category(ies)
  • Management
  • Planning & Development
Adress(es)

[Lettice, Fiona] Univ E Anglia, Norwich Business Sch, Norwich NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England; [Smart, Palie; Johnson, Mark] Cranfield Univ, Cranfield Sch Management, Cranfield MK43 0AL, Beds, England; [Baruch, Yehuda] Rouen Business Sch, F-76130 Mont St Aignan, France

Reprint Adress

Lettice, F (reprint author), Univ E Anglia, Norwich Business Sch, Norwich NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England.

Country(ies)
  • France
  • United Kingdom
CNRS - Adress(es)

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Accession Number
WOS:000304340000008
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