Technology assessment: A socio-cognitive perspective

Raghu B. Garud, David Ahlstrom

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Researchers use different approaches for assessing technologies. We develop this proposition by examining differences in approaches that 'insiders' and 'outsiders' use in their assessment of health care technologies. We also illustrate how the juxtaposition of these contrasting approaches creates a dynamic technological field and impacts technology selection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-48
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial relations
  • Engineering(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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