Political Impact of Research


  • Cintia Rodrigues de Oliveira Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Eduardo Paes Barreto Davel Universidade Federal da Bahia


impact; research; politics; critical studies


Discussions on political impact broaden our understanding of the impact of academic research and deepen our awareness of underlying and socially constructed dynamics that determine the very meaning of what will be collectively understood as impact. Three major types of impact can be considered when discussing how researchers can fully observe the political impact of their research: (a) promotion of emancipation and critical thinking, (b) promotion of debates on the public interest and (c) contribution of the study results to the process of denaturalizing knowledge considered as neutral. The political impacts of academic research represent the future development of societies and organizations, as they make life viable in a collective, social and democratic context. If so, why are we still unable to substantiate, enable and operationalize such consideration into our scientific research metrics and guidelines?


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Author Biographies

Cintia Rodrigues de Oliveira, Fundação Getulio Vargas

Ph.D. in management from the EAESP, Getulio Vargas Foundation, with a post-doctoral research in management from EAESP, Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Professor at the School of Management and Business of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil. Associate editor of the Organizações & Sociedade journal, axis “organizations, politics and society”. She researches and publishes on culture, society, power, corporate crimes and the dark side of organizations.

E-mail: cintia@ufu.br

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7999-9002

Eduardo Paes Barreto Davel, Universidade Federal da Bahia

Ph.D. in management from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (Canada), with a post-doctoral research in Management from the Nova School of Business and Economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). Professor at the School of Management at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. Editor-in-chief of Organizações & Sociedade journal. He researches and publishes on cultural entrepreneurship, creative process management, teaching, methods, learning, culture and aesthetics in organizations.

E-mail: davel.eduardo@gmail.com

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0610-6474



How to Cite

Rodrigues de Oliveira C, Paes Barreto Davel E. Political Impact of Research. Organ. Soc. [Internet]. 2021Oct.19 [cited 2023Dec.11];28(98). Available from: https://periodicos.ufba.br/index.php/revistaoes/article/view/46753