The Uses of Knowledge: Collaboration, Commercialization, and the Driving Cultures Project

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The chapter discusses the development of the Driving Cultures project as an example of an approach to humanities research that could have ‘commercial’ implications. Driving Cultures is a set of projects looking at cultures of driving and their influence on young drivers. It is meant here to be suggestive of the many possibilities there are for potential collaborations with varying degrees and types of ‘commercial’ relationship. Commercialization will be explored in a broad sense to include the need to take into account the interests of partners in research, as well as community concerns. In this sense, having in mind potential users and clearly defined outcomes, are important implications of the emphasis on commercialization. It will be argued that effective collaboration is the key to constructive commercialization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation and Tradition
Subtitle of host publicationArts, Humanities and the Knowledge Economy
EditorsJane Kenway, Elizabeth Bullen, Simon Robb
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0820471402
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameERUPTIONS: New Thinking Across the Disciplines
PublisherPeter Lang


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