CHINESE UNIVERSITY THINK-TANKS IN KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION FOR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT'S DECISION-MAKING

Sun Pinjie, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China
2020 University Management Practice and Analysis  
This research analyzes the functions of university think-tanks from the perspective of the Chinese government, in particular their role in generating knowledge for governmental decision-making. It also reveals the achievements and problems of the development model of Chinese university think-tanks. Methodologically, this study relies on analysis and interpretation of the key policy documents of the Chinese government, the public information of some university think-tanks and the research
more » ... the research results and data of professional think-tank research institutions. The study found that the Chinese government is trying to incorporate university think-tanks into the «Holistic Knowledge» production link and thus turn them into professional decision-making knowledge supply institutions. As a result, Chinese university think-tanks will perform the role of t bridges between academic knowledge production and generation of knowledge for the government's decision-making, ensuring the necessary flexibility between these two processes. However, the drawback of such policy is that it limits the autonomy of university think-tanks and their social influence.
doi:10.15826/umpa.2020.03.025 fatcat:cikgptfrfvawll3xkllk4jrdka