Whatfactors determine the nature and pace of technological development? The literature on social construction of technology and actor-network theory suggests that assembling “coalitions” of support and conveying a certain “rhetoric” of technology are important to moving technology forward They are especially crucial strategies for advocates of large-scale, government-supported technologies. These strategies are illuminated by cases of U.S. space satellite development: meteorological satellites, land satellites, and the Earth Observation System.
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- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Economics and Econometrics
- Sociology and Political Science