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Making time: ethnographies of high technology organizations

Contributor(s): Dubinskas, Frank A [Editor].
Publisher: Philadelphia Temple University Press 1988Description: 232 p.ISBN: 9780877225355.Subject(s): Public policy | Public policy - Others | High technology industries - ManagementDDC classification: 620.0068 Summary: Time is a fundamental symbolic category for understanding the orderliness of social life. This volume presents four field-based ethnographic studies of the social and cultural construction of time in modern high-technology organizations. They show how time and the constitution of scientific and technical knowledge are intimately linked. The essays describe and analyze differences in the ways knowledge bases and technical expertise are built in high-energy physics laboratories, hospital radiology departments, solar energy cell design jacket, and start-up biotechnology firms. They illuminate the central roles of time in these construction processes. (http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/457_reg_print.html)
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Time is a fundamental symbolic category for understanding the orderliness of social life. This volume presents four field-based ethnographic studies of the social and cultural construction of time in modern high-technology organizations. They show how time and the constitution of scientific and technical knowledge are intimately linked. The essays describe and analyze differences in the ways knowledge bases and technical expertise are built in high-energy physics laboratories, hospital radiology departments, solar energy cell design jacket, and start-up biotechnology firms. They illuminate the central roles of time in these construction processes. (http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/457_reg_print.html)

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