Identifying capacity building cluster impact in the West Midlands


specific themes in Energy, Health Technologies and Finance via KTP (6), CASE (18), Placement (6) and Voucher (3) projects across the themes. Through the analysis of responses to an assessment questionnaire, reports from and interviews with a number of researchers, academics and industry sponsors engaged in KTP, CASE, and Placement projects we attempt to identify, analyse and assess the impact of these research projects. We adopt the Research Councils UK (RCUK) definition of research impact as 'the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy'. In addition to identifying academic impact, we identify evidence of social and economic impact, for example, that it has been taken up and used by policy makers, and practitioners and has led to improvements in services or business. Helpful and un-helpful factors, identified during the execution of the research projects, are also considered.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Advanced Services Group
Additional Information: © Aston Business School
Event Title: ESRC research capacity building clusters : 2013 national summit conference
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Aston University
Event Dates: 2013-06-25 - 2013-06-26
Uncontrolled Keywords: research impact,analysis,healthcare,finance,energy
ISBN: 978-1-905866-67-0
Full Text Link: http://www1.ast ... lding-clusters/
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2013
Authors: Clegg, Ben ( 0000-0001-7506-5237)
Lightfoot, Howard
Scully, Judith ( 0000-0002-0968-0941)



Version: Accepted Version

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