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This paper is an inquiry into the human factor in intermediation. We argue that we have not yet fully grasped the different roles, functions, and ways-of-being of the intermediary and that the concept of first- and second-order “wisdom” is helpful in understanding what it takes to succeed as an intermediary. Through a comprehensive inquiry into human intermediaries in a corporate strategic program for universityindustry collaboration in a global company, we develop a typology based on three fundamental roles: the “Power Promoter,” the Diplomat, and the Creative Integrator. On this basis, we argue that the wisdom of the intermediary involves mastering the different roles (first-order wisdom) and deciding between them in each individual situation of intermediation (second-order wisdom). As a result, we advance Hargadon and Sutton’s initial insight into the human factor in intermediation, thereby further humanizing the research on intermediation.

In: Triple Helix
The Atlantic Correspondence of Francis and Mathilde Lieber, 1839-1845
A Sea of Love presents 95 letters exchanged between Hamburg and Antebellum USA by the famous Berlin born scholar, encyclopedist, and knowledge broker Francis Lieber (1798-1872) and his wife, Hamburg born Mathilde in 1839-1845. Their letters offer rare insights in the privacy of marriage and family life, self perceptions, notions of surroundings, as well as mental settings of the spouses. Beyond genuine individual phenomena of their Atlantic emotions their epistles show ways and methods of international communication and networking. Their writings reflect general notions and ideas shared by well-educated citizens of an Atlantic Republic of Letters connected by culture, interests, and emotions.

independently derived evidence can be weighed up and consequences explored, leading to an agreed prioritization of management objectives. In reality, though, many knowledge brokers are unaware of the dynamics in governance frameworks and are not ready for the diplomatic role of working with agencies with their

In: The Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development

knowledge brokers and entrepreneurs, these missionaries oversaw the large-scale conversion of Indians into the Catholic faith through systematic education. A new creolized elite, well-versed in Portuguese and Catholic theology, emerged. Resurfacing the discourse in fragments, the authors cite archives

In: International Journal of Asian Christianity
Resources and Challenges Related to the Professional Work of Teaching
The teacher's role is changing rapidly throughout the world. Traditional ways of working as a teacher are being challenged and teachers are faced with new areas of expertise they need to manage as educational professionals. These characteristics, challenges, and changes in the teacher’s role have been identified internationally and are both conceptual and practical. Teachers’ work now includes much more than teaching in classrooms and has expanded to designing new learning environments, collaboration and networking with others and mentoring colleagues. The Teacher’s Role in the Changing Globalizing World addresses the significance of considering these issues, researching them, and emphasising the importance of actively influencing and protecting the parameters of the teacher role.

understandings and expanding possibilities for teaching and learning in classrooms (i.e., computer-supported collaborative learning and learning analytics) and explicate how such shifts bring to the fore two new roles for the twenty-first-century teacher—knowledge broker and pedagogical weaver. Teaching in

In: The Teacher’s Role in the Changing Globalizing World

explains what think tanks are and gives a sense of the think tank landscape. It outlines the core definition of a think tank and the competing definitions of the edge of the concept. It outlines how they act as knowledge-brokers between academic research and government policy to bridge the academic

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Author: J.D. La Fleur

applied with even more success, and Alexander reported this remedy to his former professor in Edinburgh. Significantly, Alexander gave credit to this “Negro Doctor,” though he did not name him. Schiebinger shows that enslaved people were “knowledge brokers” in the Caribbean but faced barriers to achieve

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

knowledge brokers perform a very important and legitimate function in a world that is in need for ideas. Although recognizing that this trend comes with benefits as well as drawbacks, Drezner (2017, loc. 4541) is not nostalgic about the previous academic context as it was ‘intellectually bland’. Despite

In: Comparative Sociology

. Sometimes they acted as knowledge brokers or literary agents avant la lettre by frequently providing the writer or publisher with publishing tips. Editors of scholarly journals in particular functioned in that way, because unlike publishers, they belonged to the international Republic of Letters and were

In: Quaerendo