Integrating Aspects of Working Environment into a National Research and Development Programme on Food Technology

Ole Broberg, Iben Posniak Hansen

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    Abstract

    In a Danish national research and development program on food technology, it was made a condition that funded projects consider potential working environment impacts. The present study evaluated these projects and concluded that this condition failed to have any significant effect on outcomes. The reasons for this failure are explained by the social construction of the program and the fact that it neglected to consider the sociocultural dynamics within scientific and technological work. The program neither constructed useful boundary objects nor included actors that could link the social worlds of working environment and food science and technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalHuman Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries
    Volume11
    Pages (from-to)117-129
    ISSN1090-8471
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • Food Technology
    • Technological change
    • Work environment

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