Dr. Paul Benneworth
Senior Research Associate
CHEPS, University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
Enschede, the Netherlands
Paul Benneworth is a senior researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. Paul’s research interests concern questions of democracy and inclusion in innovation activities in increasingly knowledge-centred societies. He has studied the relationships between universities and society in a variety of arenas, from creating spin-off companies, to dealing with urban exclusion, supporting societal innovation, as well as the ‘dark side’ of university engagement. He is particularly interested in the ways that arts & humanities research creates value for society, and the effects that this has on the behaviours and practices of arts & humanities scholars. He is a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association where he edits the early career-section of their journal Regional Studies, Regional Science. He is also a board member of the Scientists Union (VAWO) in the Netherlands as well as a member of the Employees Union Forum at the University of Twente.
Journal articles since 2011
- Benneworth, P. S. Pinheiro, R. & Karlsen, J. (2016) “Strategic Agency and Institutional Change: Investigating the Role of Universities in Regional Innovation Systems (RISs)” Regional Studies (in press doi: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1215599 ).
- Zeeman, N. & Benneworth, P. S. (2016) “Globalisation, mergers and ‘inadvertent multi-campus universities’: reflections from Wales” Tertiary Education and Management (forthcoming, doi 10.1080/13583883.2016.1243256)
- Olmos-Peñuela, J., Benneworth, P. & Castro-Martinez, E. (2016) “Does it take two to tango? Factors related to the ease of societal uptake of scientific knowledge”, Science and Public Policy first published online June 8, 2016 doi:10.1093/scipol/scw016
- Benneworth, P. S. Sanchez-Barrioluengo, M. S. & Pinheiro, R. (2016) “One size does not fit all! New perspectives on the university in the social knowledge economy” Science and Public Policy (2016) doi: 10.1093/scipol/scw018
- Benneworth, P. S & Dauncey, H. D. (2015) “Cultural policy, creative clusters and the complexity of higher education: notes from the case of ENJMIN in Angouleme, France”, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2015.1101083
- Olmos-Peñuela, J., Benneworth, P. & Castro-Martinez, E. (2015) “What stimulates researchers to make their research usable? Towards an 'openness' approach” Minerva 53(4) pp 381-410 DOI: 10.1007/s11024-015-9283-4.
- Benneworth, P. & Cunha, J. (2015) “Universities’ contributions to social innovation: reflections in theory & practice” European Journal of Innovation Management, special issue on “Knowledge Exchange and Innovation in University City-Regions”, 18 (4) pp. 508 - 527.
- Benneworth, P. S. (2015) “The Maagdenhuis occupation, the crisis of ‘soft coupling’, and the new university” in Krisis: journal for contemporary philosophy, 2015/2 pp. 62‑67. http://www.krisis.eu/content/2015-2/Krisis-2015-2-10-Benneworth.pdf
- Benneworth, P., S., Jongbloed, B. W. A. & De Boer, H. (2015) “Between good intentions and urgent stakeholder pressures: Institutionalising three university missions in the Swedish context” European Journal of Higher Education, DOI:10.1080/21568235.2015.1044549, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21568235.2015.1044549
- Benneworth, P. S. Lawton Smith, H., & Bagchi-Sen, S. (2015) “Building inter-organizational synergies in the regional Triple Helix: introduction to the special issue” Industry & Higher Education, 29(1) pp. 5-10.
- Benneworth, P. S. (2015) “Putting impact into context: The Janus face of the public value of arts and humanities research”, Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1177/1474022214533893
- Benneworth, P. S. & Ratinho, T. (2014) “Back to the future of high technology fantasies? Reframing the role of knowledge parks and science cities in innovation-based economic development” Environment and Planning C, 32(5) pp. 784 – 808 http://envplan.com/epc/fulltext/cforth/c1266r.pdf.
- Olmos-Peñuela, J., Benneworth, P. & Castro-Martinez, E. (2014) “Are sciences essential and humanities elective? Disentangling competing claims for humanities’ research public value” Arts and Humanities in Higher Education doi:10.1177/1474022214534081
- Benneworth, P. (2014) “Tracing how arts and humanities research translates, circulates and consolidates in society.. How have scholars been reacting to diverse impact and public value agendas?” Arts and Humanities in Higher Education doi:10.1177/1474022214533888.
- Benneworth, P. & Herbst, M. (2014) “The academic city as destination for human capital migration”, European Planning Studies, published online first 15 Jan 2014: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09654313.2013.868869
- Cremonini, L., Westerheijden, D., Benneworth, P & Dauncey, H. (2013) “In the Shadow of Celebrity?, World-Class University Policies and Public Value in Higher Education” Higher Education Policy, Advance online publication, October 15, 2013; doi:10.1057/hep.2013.33
- Olmos-Peñuela, J., Benneworth, P. & Castro-Martinez, E. (2013) “Are STEM from Mars and SSH from Venus? Challenging stereotypical perceptions of differential social usefulness of academic disciplines”, Science and Public Policy first published online October 3, 2013 doi:10.1093/scipol/sct071.
- Coenen, L. Benneworth, P. & Truffer, B. (2012) “Theorizing the geographies of sustainability transitions” Research Policy `41 (6) pp. 968-979.
- Benneworth, P. , Hospers, G. J., Jongbloed, B., Leiyste, L. & Zomer, A.. (2011) “The ‘science city’ as a system coupler in fragmented strategic urban environments?”, Built Environment, 37 (3) pp. 317-335
Books authored/edited since 2011
- Benneworth P. Hazelkorn, E., & Gulbrandsen, M. (2016) The impacts and future of arts and humanities research, London: Palgrave (in press).
- Tian Miao, J. Benneworth, P. & Phelps, N. (eds) (2015) Making 21st century knowledge complexes: technopoles of the world 20 years after, London: Routledge.
- R. Rutten, Benneworth, P., Boekema, F., Irawati, D. (2014) (eds) The social dynamics of innovation networks, London: Routledge (in press)
- Benneworth, P. (ed.) (2013) “University engagement with socially excluded communities: towards the idea of 'the engaged university”, Dordrecht: Springer.
- Hardill, I., Benneworth, P. Baker, M. & Budd, L. (2012) (eds) The rise of the English regions?, London: Routledge.
- Pinheiro, R. Jones, G. C & Benneworth, P. S. (eds) (2012) “Universities and regional development: a critical assessment of tensions and challenges”, London, Routledge.
Current main research projects
- The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development (H2020 Marie Curie Network, €3.7m, 2016-20)
- 'Whose knowledge matters? Competing and contesting knowledge claims in 21st century cities' (€800k, Open Research Area – NWO & ESRC, 2016-2019)
- European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities (ENRESHH) COST Action CA15137, Working Group 2 Co-ordinator (Societal impact and relevance of the SSH research (2016-20, €560k)
- Digitalize or die! Dynamic Drivers of Responsible Research and Innovation in Health (2016-19, Norwegian Research Council, €500k)
- Global Science Scapes: Dimensions of Transnationalism (£118k, Leverhulme Trust)