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Negative Impact – Is it possible to manage potentially harmful research findings?

Research results are sometimes negativeWhat do you do with research that produces potentially harmful results? In this post Andrew Crane, explores how research can produce negative as well as positive impacts on society and discusses how his own research group has approached dealing with the complex issue of ‘negative impact’. 

“If you put these things in your report it will kill our industry”. The words – whispered to a colleague by a senior industry figure – stop me dead in my tracks. As a management researcher, I am used to my research being ignored, but here are people thinking my research can fundamentally change their lives – and not for the better.

To read the post in full on the LSE Impact Blog visit: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2019/04/03/negative-impact-is-it-possible-to-manage-potentially-harmful-research-findings/

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