Havoc or Heaven?

  • Poul Erik MouritzenEmail author
  • Niels Opstrup
Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)


This chapter summarizes the study’s findings. An obvious starting point here is the goals and expectations formulated early in the process by the central policymakers. Were they met? The chapter then describes how the BRI trickled down to the individual researcher and how it has started to colonize adjacent incentive systems. The most prevalent myths surrounding the BRI are then addressed in the light of the study’s conclusions. Finally, several cross-cutting conclusions are listed.


Goal attainment Goal displacement Fields of science Colonization Implementation Bibliometric indicators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Political Science and Public ManagementUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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