Institut for Organisation


Kontor: KIL/14.A-4.96

Alan Irwin is a Professor in the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School. From 2015 to 2018, he was also the Vice-President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Between 2007 and 2014, he was Dean of Research at CBS. He was in addition Acting President during 2011. Previously, he was Professor of Science and Technology Policy, and Dean of Social and Environmental Studies, at the University of Liverpool. His PhD is from the University of Manchester and he has held appointments at Manchester and at Brunel University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, and an Honorary Fellow of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg.

Alan Irwin has published over a number of years on issues of science and technology policy, scientific governance, environmental sociology and science-public relations. His current research focuses on research and innovation policy.

Primære forskningsområder

•    Research and innovation policy
•    Science and Technology Studies
•    Scientific governance

Curriculum Vitae
Sociale medier
Link til denne hjemmeside

‘Fundamentals of social theory’ – BSc Business Administration and Sociology

‘Organizational Behaviour’ – BSc International Business

‘Strategisk ledelse i et governance perspektiv’ – Master of Public Governance

Udvalgte publikationer

Vedel, J. and Irwin, A., ‘”This is what we got, what would you like?”: aligning and unaligning academic-industry relations.’ Social Studies of Science. Vol.47(3), 2017: 417-438.

Irwin, A., Jensen, T.E., and Jones, K.E., ‘The good, the bad and the perfect: criticizing engagement practice.’ Social Studies of Science. Vol.43(1), 2013: 119-136.

Horst, M. and Irwin, A., ‘Nations at Ease with Radical Knowledge: on consensus, consensusing and false consensusness.’ Social Studies of Science. Vol.40(1), 2010: 105-126.

Irwin, A. ‘The politics of talk: coming to terms with the “new” scientific governance.’ Social Studies of Science. Vol.36(2), 2006: 299-320.

Hagendijk, R. and Irwin, A., ‘Public deliberation and governance: engaging with science and technology in contemporary Europe.’ Minerva. Vol.44(2), 2006: 167-184.

Publikationer sorteret efter:
Ortwin Renn; Maria Baghramian; Massimo Capaccioli; Sarah de Rijcke; Kirsten Drotner; Louis Dubertret; Alan Irwin; Tadeusz Luty; Marja Makarow; Christina Moberg; Alexandru-Mihail Morega; Susan Elizabeth Owens; Nils-Eric Sahlin; Andy Stirling; Jeroen P. van der Sluijs; Dario Vretenar; Baruch Fischhoff; Andy Hart; Justin Parkhurst / Making Sense of Science for Policy under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty
Berlin : SAPEA 2019, 182 s. (Evidence Review Report, Nr. 6)
Rapport > peer review
Alan Irwin / Re-making 'Quality' within the Social Sciences : The Debate over Rigour and Relevance in the Modern Business School.
I: The Sociological Review, Vol. 67, Nr. 1, 1.2019, s. 194–209
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Alan Irwin; Maja Horst / Problem-Making
I: Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods. red. /Celia Lury; Rachel Fensham; Alexandra Heller-Nicholas; Sybille Lammes; Angela Last; Mike Michael; Emma Uprichard. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, s. 329-333
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Alan Irwin; Massimiano Bucchi; Ulrike Felt; Melanie Smallman; Steven Yearley / Re-framing Environmental Communication : Engagement, Understanding and Action. Background paper.
Stockholm : MISTRA 2018, 24 s.
Dana Mahr; Claudia Göbel; Alan Irwin; Katrin Vohland / Watching or Being Watched : Enhancing Productive Discussion between the Citizen Sciences, the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
I: Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy. . red. /Susanne Hecker; Muki Haklay; Anne Bowser; Zen Makuch; Johannes Vogel; Aletta Bonn. London : UCL Press 2018, s. 99-109
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Alan Irwin / Foreword
I: Analyzing the Role of Citizen Science in Modern Research. red. /Luigi Ceccaroni; Jaume Piera. Hersley, PA : IGI global 2017, s. xv-xvii
Alan Irwin / If the Indicator Game is the Answer, Then What is the Question?
I: Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, Vol. 3, 2017, s. 64-72
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Alan Irwin; Linda Soneryd / Innovating Futures
I: Abstracts: Third Nordic Science and Technology Conference. Gothenburg : Göteborg Universitet 2017, 1 s., s. 71
Konferenceabstrakt i proceedings > peer review
Alan Irwin / Mixing Oil and Water : On the Co-production of Professional and Disciplinary Goals in the Modern Business School.
I: The Corporatization of the Business School: Minerva Meets the Market. . red. /Tony Huzzard; Mats Benner; Dan Kärreman. Abingdon : Routledge 2017, s. 217-233
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel; Alan Irwin / ‘This is what We Got, what would You Like?’ : Aligning and Unaligning Academic-industry Relations.
I: Social Studies of Science, Vol. 47, Nr. 3, 2017, s. 417–438
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
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