Doing Science, Technology and Society in the National Science Foundation

Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (4):839-849 (2011)

The author describes his efforts to become a participant observer while he was a Program Director at the NSF. He describes his plans for keeping track of his reflections and his goals before he arrived at NSF, then includes sections from his reflective diary and comments after he had completed his two-year rotation. The influx of rotators means the NSF has to be an adaptive, learning organization but there are bureaucratic obstacles in the way
Keywords Adaptive management  Program director  Participant-observer  Trading zones
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-011-9308-9
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