Preparing for Research Assessment: Co-evolution and Gamesmanship

Kim, Richard & Kaplan, Simon (2010) Preparing for Research Assessment: Co-evolution and Gamesmanship. In ACIS 2010 Proceedings, AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Brisbane QLD.

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Abstract

In this paper we adopt a complex systems perspective to examine the perturbations caused by the introduction of the Research Quality Framework (RQF) at a research-intensive Australian university. This case is instructive as it 1) presents a Federal policy initiative that attempted to fundamentally alter the recognition and reward mechanism within a regulated funding environment, 2) analyses the strategies of an institution and its research groups as they sought to not only comply with the implementation of the RQF but to maximise their outcome,and 3) it reveals the ways that some actors used this perturbation to advance their own interests. In short, this case represents an instrumental study into the dynamics of how information systems, organisations, and individuals co-evolve in practice as they seek to navigate a complex problem scenario.

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ID Code: 46237
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: HERN
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2011 06:00
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 01:14

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