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The project is a feasibility study about the possibility of articulating a management framework for the periodic monitoring of societal robustness of European projects promoting potential "architectural" innovations. It takes as a starting point that every technological choice is simultaneously a social choice, through the "script" of the future world it includes. Thus "embedment in society" is not an "end of pipe" issue, a question of acceptability, but is created in the same movement as the objects, processes or services are shaped. In one word, the capacity of the innovation to find its way in society is "co-constructed" during the project through the tests and trials the potential innovation undergoes. Many instruments have been developed to follow the technological aspects of these choices. The project addresses their social dimensions, its objective being to integrate the diverse existing tools developed (which tend to address only one stage of the process) in a "management framework".

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Authors: LAREDO P, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (ARMINES), Paris (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21041 EN (2004), 150pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-NA-21-041-EN-S The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-7576-5
Record Number: 200618563 / Last updated on: 2006-04-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en