Organizational use of evaluations

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dc.contributor.author Hansson, Finn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:23:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:23:30Z
dc.date.issued 2004-12-08T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6309
dc.description.abstract Organizations perform evaluations in order to demonstrate their trustworthiness to the outside world and to produce knowledge for use by the management of the organization. In the planning and application of specific evaluations in the organization, different participants or stakeholders very often disclose different, hidden or conflicting agendas. In recent years, the use of evaluations in organizations has grown rapidly and we have witnessed the rise of a new bureaucratic instrument in the realm of knowledge production in organizations, viz., internal evaluations. Such evaluations produce a set of data as part of the evaluation process and the long-term impact of this new systematically organised set of data on organizational activities are normally not taken seriously into consideration when the use of evaluations in organizations are discussed. Said differently, evaluations have become a major factor in the management of organizations, but the academic literature on internal evaluation very rarely discusses the impact of this instrument on the long term behaviour and activity of members of the organization. This lacuna in the literature persists despite the well known fact, established by numerous studies of organizational sociology, that people tend to adapt to external behavioural demands especially when related to power relations in the organization. keywords: research evaluation, governance, social control, publication counts. en_US
dc.format.extent 31 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2004-014 en_US
dc.subject.other kep en_US
dc.title Organizational use of evaluations en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt04dec07 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Ledelse, Politik og Filosofi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort LPF en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Management, Politics & Philosophy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort MPP en_US
dc.idnumber x656444575 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2004 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Governance and control in research evaluation en_US


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