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The Professionalization of Business Knowledge

Neil Pollock and Neil Williams

in How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198704928
eISBN:
9780191774027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704928.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Strategy

The chapter conceptualizes this novel form of expertise through drawing upon the Sociology of Professions, the Sociology of Science and its extension into the Sociology of Markets. The chapter shows ... More


The Business of Technology Expectations

Neil Pollock and Neil Williams

in How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198704928
eISBN:
9780191774027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704928.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Strategy

Drawing upon the Sociology of Expectations, the chapter conceptualizes industry analysts as commercial ‘promissory organizations’: prolific producers of future-oriented research. To chart their many ... More


From IT Markets to the Sociology of Business Knowledge

Neil Pollock and Neil Williams

in How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198704928
eISBN:
9780191774027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704928.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Strategy

Revisiting the central concerns of this book, the chapter asks whether the current portrayal of the ‘performativity’ of markets as (partially or fully) built around financial/economic theories—is ... More


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