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ERIC Number: EJ848756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
The Challenge of Doing Corporatized Research: An Ethnography of ICT Use
Browning, Larry D.; Sornes, Jan-Oddvar
Qualitative Inquiry, v14 n7 p1223-1244 2008
Two team members from a four-person research project chronicle the power relations of their experiences during a 6-year study of information and communication technologies (ICTs), showing that employing bargaining techniques and framing the corporate support as a grant rather than as a contract can help one resist and even "manage upward" the corporate influence on research. The authors also detail the micro strategies and politics of team membership over the life of the project and show how membership dynamics change as a result of diverse interests, changing competencies, and, most important, the health issues that affected team members. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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