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.
Int. J. of Technology Management, 1987 Vol.2, No.1, pp.25 - 33
Available online: 27 May 2009