publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Factors influencing societal response of nanotechnology : an expert stakeholder analysis

Nidhi Gupta; Arnout R. H. Fischer; Ivo A. van der Lans; Lynn J. Frewer;
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  • Published: 01 May 2012 Journal: Journal of Nanoparticle Research : an Interdisciplinary Forum for Nanoscale Science and Technology, volume 14 (issn: 1388-0764, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Netherlands
Nanotechnology can be described as an emerging technology and, as has been the case with other emerging technologies such as genetic modification, different socio-psychological factors will potentially influence societal responses to its development and application. These factors will play an important role in how nanotechnology is developed and commercialised. This article aims to identify expert opinion on factors influencing societal response to applications of nanotechnology. Structured interviews with experts on nanotechnology from North West Europe were conducted using repertory grid methodology in conjunction with generalized Procrustes analysis to examin...
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free text keywords: repertory grid methodology, genetically-modified foods, consumers perceptions, emerging technologies, risk perceptions, united-kingdom, attitudes, acceptance, benefits, opinion, Research Paper, Nanotechnology, Societal response, Expert opinion, Factors, Applications of nanotechnology, Repertory grid method, Generalized Procrustes analysis, Societal implications, Modelling and Simulation, General Materials Science, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Bioengineering, General Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science(all), Chemistry(all), Materials science, North west, Expert judgement, Repertory grid, Stakeholder analysis
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