Title: Analytical institutionalist inquiry into real time evaluation procedures for emerging technological information

Authors: Maurice A. Basle

Addresses: University of Rennes 1; Research Centre on Technology, Institutions and Globalization (CERETIM), CNRS, France.

Abstract: The emergence of new technological information is conditioned by a process of evaluation ex ante. In this process, the individual actor exercises a choice but the intelligent choice is beyond the purely internal or singular colloquium. The evaluation is the normal workings of a technological paradigm. It involves a deliberation from an invisible college of experts. This deliberation can be analysed from an institutionalist point of view. It appears that the evaluation is a human imperfect one.

Keywords: expertise; negotiational value; technological evaluation; technological control; technology management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1995.025633

International Journal of Technology Management, 1995 Vol.10 No.4/5/6, pp.378 - 392

Published online: 23 May 2009 *

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