We pursue organizational, managerial, and governance mechanisms that molecular mutations' sciences alter technologies' internal structure and contribute to research policy outcomes.
We focus on questions relevant to studies of science policies, management, and governance of knowledge-intensive organizations.
What we aim is to contribute to theories and conceptual frameworks that underlie the features of events.
Boston Cancer Policy Institute was incorporated in Massachusetts in 2012 with a mission below mentioned. Our research programs have continuously evolved to concentrate on managerial and governance aspects of translational sciences (see Research Programs). Ultimate goals are to liberate humans from biological and physiological burdens through scholarly management social science publications and presentations.
Our missions are to:
- conduct policy-oriented research on mechanisms that will advance paths towards individualizing cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, especially for metastasized and rare cancers, and
-contribute to improving cancer and science policy outcomes.
We set the following scholarly social science research programs that focus on managerial economics, governance, and social science aspects of translational sciences:
1. Governance and management frameworks of translational science.
2. Institutional frameworks that facilitate or hinder scientific knowledge production and diffusion for sustainability.
3. Research policies and governance modality
1. Governance and Management Frameworks of Translational Science
This program seeks to contribute to theoretical frameworks of governance and management of translational sciences that are also transferable to other fields of academic sciences.
Among the spectrums of translational science, we focus on governance and management issues that occur in the stages of basic research, discoveries, and the process of translating mechanism basis to applications. Thus the clinical research and medical settings are outside of the scope.
2. Institutional Frameworks that facilitate or hinder Scientific Knowledge Production and Diffusion for Sustainability
There are several factors and conditions that promote scientific knowledge production and diffusion. Sound academic knowledge production is one of necessary conditions.However, there are systemic issues that may hinder the diffusion of the benefits of science. This research program will identify organizational factors, external contexts. and institutional issues that promote or hinder scientific knowledge production and diffusion for sustainability.
3. Research Policies and Governance Modality
The third program is to contribute to scientific research policy frameworks by understanding pathways in which regulatory and governance strategies affect scientists’ and science organizations’ behaviors. The vision is to include more subgroups in the science beneficiaries regardless of their socio-economic status and other conditions.
Okada, E. (forthcoming). Management of science-intensive organizations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Okada, E. (2018/ 2019). Management of knowledge-intensive organizations: Governance models for transformative discovery. New York: Palgrave Macmillan/ Switzerland: Springer.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Translational science and boundary conceptualization
Chapter 3: Trusteeship governance and challenges to scientific knowledge-intensive organizations
Chapter 4: Institutional barriers and governance
Chapter 5: Research policy and knowledge-intensive organization
Chapter 6: New governance models for discoveries of vaccine science
Chapter 7: Science and insights from humanistic disciplines
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Okada E. (2018). Knowledge corruption and governance in academic knowledge-intensive organizations: The case of molecular mutations research, Journal of Public Affairs, 18(1).
Okada, E. (2019). Transnational and comparative dimensions of stem cell science policy. Global Experts Meeting on Frontiers in Cell & Stem Cell Research. New York, April 18-20, 2019.
Okada, E. (2017). International Conference: Responsible Organization in the Global Context, Georgetown University and Universite de Versailles, Washington, D.C., June 15-16, 2017.
Okada, E. (2015). The Third Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, May 26-28, 2015.
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