NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ961901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Food, Drugs, and TV: The Social Study of Corporate Science
Schleifer, David; Penders, Bart
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v31 n6 p431-434 Dec 2011
This article describes the contributions in this special issue, which brings together contributions that explore the varied ways in which science is practiced, managed, contested, and abandoned in corporate settings. From these empirical contributions, the authors aim to provoke reflection on the usefulness of the demarcations between for-profit and nonprofit inquiry. They hope to provoke fresh theorizing about how corporate science differs from and how it resembles nonprofit science, how scientists collaborate within firms and across industries, how corporate science is situated and operates within firms and industries, and the unique methodological challenges of studying corporations. Academic science and corporate science are alike in that truths are not simply discovered, but must be made and implemented. However, academic science and corporate science differ in their ways of supporting, implementing, valuing, and discarding claims and objects. (Contains 1 figure.)
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America; United States