Practical Knowledge: Sustaining Massively-Multiplayer Innovation

44 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2019 Last revised: 7 Jul 2019

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Amar Bhide

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Date Written: May 25, 2019

Abstract

Governments and universities are pouring money into more ‘practical’ research – ‘translational’ medicine and ‘evidence-based’ policies in education, public health and economic development, for instance. But just translating or applying science rarely produces practical advances – and an inflexible adherence to the methods of natural or social scientists can do more harm than good. Instead, I propose a general approach – and specific research topics – to advance practical knowledge and study its distinctive contemporary nature. My proposal is implicit in this syllabus (of a seminar I have been teaching since 2013.)

Keywords: practical knowledge, innovation, coordination, creativity

Suggested Citation

Bhide, Amar, Practical Knowledge: Sustaining Massively-Multiplayer Innovation (May 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3394337 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3394337

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