ERIC Number: EJ596806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Discourse, Power, and Knowledge in the Management of "Big Science": The Production of Consensus in a Nuclear Fusion Research Laboratory.
Kinsella, William J.
Management Communication Quarterly, v13 n2 p171-208 Nov 1999
Extends a Foucauldian view of power/knowledge to the archetypical knowledge-intensive organization, the scientific research laboratory. Describes the discursive production of power/knowledge at the "big science" laboratory conducting nuclear fusion research and illuminates a critical incident in which the fusion research "discipline" imposes normative "discipline" on individual scientists and research teams. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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