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The Weather Prediction Enterprise

Phaedra Daipha

in Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226298542
eISBN:
9780226298719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298719.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Centered on the unfolding and eventual closure of a recent, highly contentious operational transition at the NWS, this chapter introduces readers to the institutionalized environment in which NWS ... More


Emerging Configurations of Knowledge Expression

Geoffrey C. Bowker

in Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This paper explores the nature of academic publication along two fronts: the exponential increases in the amount of material being published and in new modes of knowledge expression. It argues that ... More


Who Decides the Shape of Product Markets?

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/9780198704928.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Strategy

Who decides the boundaries around a product terminology? The ‘technology classifications’ which frame and define boundaries around technology fields are an important part of the ‘knowledge ... More


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


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