Organizations in the making: Learning and intervening at the science-policy interface

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This paper synthesizes recent insights from geography, science and technology studies and related disciplines concerning organizations and organizational learning at the science-policy interface. The paper argues that organizations do not exist and evolve in isolation, but are co-produced through networked connections to other spaces, bodies and practices. Furthermore, organizations should not be studied as stable entities, but are constantly in-the-making. This co-productionist perspective on organizations and organizing has implications for how geographers theorize, study and intervene in organizations at the science-policy interface with respect to encouraging learning and change and in the roles we adopt within and around such organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-166
Number of pages21
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number2
Early online date7 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


  • co-production
  • organizational learning
  • organizations
  • science and technology studies
  • science-policy interface

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