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    Participatory ethics in biotech research decisions: identifying barriers to the adoption and implementation of participatory decision making in the biotech industry

    Kehl, Leila Maria (2018) Participatory ethics in biotech research decisions: identifying barriers to the adoption and implementation of participatory decision making in the biotech industry. Working Paper. Birkbeck CIMR, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    Today, the biotech industry faces severe stakeholder conflict due to a prevalent science-push paradigm. Participatory concepts offer an alternative to the current mode of stakeholder interaction. The established approaches, Community-based Participatory Research and Participatory Action Research, however, feature substantial shortcomings. By acknowledging these, Participatory Research Ethics (PRE) has been developed as a new framework. With its focus on ethics in research it is thought to facilitate the transition to stakeholder-oriented biotech organisations. A literature review and an explorative study point towards key benefits and barriers of the concept. Findings indicate that scepticism and suspicion against stakeholder inclusion, missing capabilities, management challenges and a negative stakeholder perception towards biotechnological advances are major barriers to the adoption of PRE. To overcome these, a step-by-step strategy was proposed. While it has been concluded that PRE and connected barriers require further investigation, the research makes an important contribution to literature on participatory research.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Series ISSN: 2052-062X, Working paper no. 39
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Stakeholder Participation, Social Innovation, Participatory Research Ethics
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 15:25
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 06:39
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23945

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