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Responsible research and innovation and social licence to operate: aligning concepts for advancing marine innovation and development governance

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Edwards, P and Fleming, A and Kelly, R, Responsible research and innovation and social licence to operate: aligning concepts for advancing marine innovation and development governance, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 49 pp. 12-17. ISSN 1877-3435 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2020.11.003

Abstract

Considering social expectations is important when adopting new technologies, however, they do not necessarily align. Identifying societal values, and the ways that social actors, are involved in science and innovation processes are critical. Two concepts are gaining attention around the social context of technology Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Social Licence to Operate (SLO). Both have different histories, but grapple with the interface of society and technology, especially implementation and sustainability of innovation. We review recent RRI and SLO literature, focusing on the marine sector, highlighting similarities across these rarely combined concepts. We suggest that SLO and RRI share much commonality, and there is considerable potential for different fields of scholarship to learn from each other. The themes that emerge through our analysis indicate ways in which SLO and RRI could be considered, linked, and aligned. These include careful consideration and involvement of the social context in governance; stakeholders and relationships; social values and attitudes; and legitimacy, credibility and trust.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:responsible research, social licence, marine governance
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Research, science and technology policy
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
Objective Field:Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fleming, A (Dr Aysha Fleming)
UTAS Author:Kelly, R (Ms Rachel Kelly)
ID Code:142589
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2021-01-28
Last Modified:2021-03-30
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