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Technology and society: Impact and adjustment perspectives

Technical Report:

Abstract

Due to ever increasing social demand for more decentralized decision making in the field of technological risk regulation, many social actors from different backgrounds, e. g., industry, scientific research, national and local governments, volunteer organizations, etc., are becoming involved in the decision making processes. This mix of interested parties brings about competing cognitive perspectives and conflicting interests. Thus, there is the need for a participatory approach to risk definition and management which requires that all social actors who have a vested stake in an actual or proposed utilization of technology have the possibility to express their points of view. In addition to cultural/social preparedness on the part of the decision makers, the successful application of participatory methodologies also necessitates a certain level of technological preparedness which can be acquired through the effective implementation of information technology support systems. Within this context, this paper develops a unified perspective on issues such as environmental management, emergency planning and technological risk assessment. It discusses design and application aspects of computerized information support systems and makes suggestions on how to design information technology tools to make them fit naturally and effectively into social organizational structures.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1993
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ETDE-IT-93-248
Reference Number:
SCA: 290300; 290202; PA: ITA-93:001443; NTS-94:007997; EDB-94:018606; ERA-19:006781; SN: 93001118032
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1993
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; TECHNOLOGY IMPACTS; RISK ASSESSMENT; DECISION MAKING; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; PUBLIC OPINION; ORGANIZING; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; SOCIAL IMPACT; ATTITUDES; TRAINING; PUBLIC POLICY; 290300; 290202; ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY; SOCIOLOGY
OSTI ID:
10115099
Research Organizations:
No corporate text available (Country unknown/Code not available)
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE94727342; CNN: Quaderni Studi 17; TRN: IT9301443
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only)
Submitting Site:
ITA
Size:
58 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Gadomska, M. Technology and society: Impact and adjustment perspectives. Italy: N. p., 1993. Web.
Gadomska, M. Technology and society: Impact and adjustment perspectives. Italy.
Gadomska, M. 1993. "Technology and society: Impact and adjustment perspectives." Italy.
@misc{etde_10115099,
title = {Technology and society: Impact and adjustment perspectives}
author = {Gadomska, M}
abstractNote = {Due to ever increasing social demand for more decentralized decision making in the field of technological risk regulation, many social actors from different backgrounds, e. g., industry, scientific research, national and local governments, volunteer organizations, etc., are becoming involved in the decision making processes. This mix of interested parties brings about competing cognitive perspectives and conflicting interests. Thus, there is the need for a participatory approach to risk definition and management which requires that all social actors who have a vested stake in an actual or proposed utilization of technology have the possibility to express their points of view. In addition to cultural/social preparedness on the part of the decision makers, the successful application of participatory methodologies also necessitates a certain level of technological preparedness which can be acquired through the effective implementation of information technology support systems. Within this context, this paper develops a unified perspective on issues such as environmental management, emergency planning and technological risk assessment. It discusses design and application aspects of computerized information support systems and makes suggestions on how to design information technology tools to make them fit naturally and effectively into social organizational structures.}
place = {Italy}
year = {1993}
month = {Apr}
}