Int. J. of Technology Management   »   1987 Vol.2, No.1



Title: Managing technology: challenges in the public policy arena


Author: Edward G. Jefferson


Address: Former Chairman and Chief Executive, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, USA


Abstract: The former Chairman and Chief Executive of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, USA, examines the nature of public responses to industrial technology. In the public arena, technology managers face policy challenges in the areas of: product use and disposition, pollution control and waste management, disclosure; risk reduction, regulatory complexity, and litigation and liability. These aspects are examined by reference to a case of an emerging technology (in the field of biotechnology). Recommendations are made for improving the dialogue and interaction between technology managers and the public.


Keywords: public opinion; public policy; product use; product disposition; pollution control; waste management; disclosure; risk reduction; regulatory complexity; litigation; product liability; biotechnology; technology management.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1987.026125


Int. J. of Technology Management, 1987 Vol.2, No.1, pp.25 - 33


Available online: 27 May 2009



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