Accountability in action?: the case of a database purchasing decision.

  title={Accountability in action?: the case of a database purchasing decision.},
  author={Daniel Neyland and Steve Woolgar},
  journal={The British journal of sociology},
  volume={53 2},
The increasing prevalence of audit in university settings has raised concerns about the potentially adverse effects of invasive measures of performance upon the conduct of research and generation of knowledge. What sustains the current commitment to audit? It is argued that in order to address this question we need to understand how and to what extent notions of accountability are played out in practice. This is illustrated through the analysis of materials from an ethnographic study of 'good… CONTINUE READING