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The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity$
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Ewan Ferlie, Sue Dopson, Chris Bennett, Michael Fischer, Jean Ledger, and Gerry McGivern

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198777212

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198777212.001.0001

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Case study 2

Case study 2

Think tanks and London’s quadruple helix of public and health policy knowledge production

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The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity
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Ewan Ferlie

Sue Dopson

Chris Bennett

Michael D. Fischer

Jean Ledger

Gerry McGivern

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198777212.003.0007

This chapter analyses the role of think tanks in generating a distinctive mode of policy knowledge, pragmatically orientated to inform and shape issues of importance to civil society. Drawing on political science literature, we argue that think tanks exploit niche areas of expertise and influence to actively mobilize policy analyses and recommendations across diverse stakeholders. Through our exploratory mapping of think tanks, geographically concentrated within London, we characterize their influence as significantly boosting knowledge intensity across the regional ecosystem. In particular, we study the empirical case of one London-based think tank which powerfully mobilized policy knowledge through its formal and informal networks to build influential expert consensus amongst key stakeholders. We conclude that such organizations act as key knowledge producers and mobilizers, with significant potential to influence policy discourses and implementation.

Keywords:   civil society organizations, knowledge ecosystem, knowledge intensive regions, public and health policy knowledge production, quadruple helix, think tanks

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