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Engaging Scientists Through Institutional Histories


  • Shambu Prasad, C
  • Hall, Andrew
  • Thummuru, Laxmi


An institutional history is a narrative that records key points about how institutional arrangements – new ways of working – evolve over time creating more effective ways to achieve goals. It can be used to document institutional innovations in projects and to highlight barriers to change. An institutional history draws out and synthesizes lessons for research organizations and partners as well as for others in similar circumstances.

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  • Shambu Prasad, C & Hall, Andrew & Thummuru, Laxmi, 2006. "Engaging Scientists Through Institutional Histories," ILAC Briefs 52523, Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Initiative.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ilacbr:52523

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