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Categorization by Association: Nuclear Technology and Emission Free Electricity


Raghu Garud


Pennsylvania State University

Joel Gehman


University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Peter Karnøe


Copenhagen Business School

May 24, 2010

Research in the Sociology of Work, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
At different points in time, energy harnessed from nuclear technology for commercial purposes has been qualified as atoms for peace, too cheap to meter, unsafe, sustainable, and emission free. We explore how these associations – between nuclear technology (a category used in a descriptive way) and qualities such as emission free (categories used in an evaluative way) – are materially anchored, institutionally performed, socially relevant and entrepreneurially negotiated. By considering all these factors, our analysis shows that it is possible to understand how and why categories and their meanings continue to change over time. We flesh out the implications of these observations and suggest avenues for future research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 48

Keywords: Categories, Technology Entrepreneurship, Sociomateriality, Nuclear Power, Sustainability


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Date posted: May 26, 2010 ; Last revised: April 7, 2014

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Garud, Raghu and Gehman, Joel and Karnøe, Peter, Categorization by Association: Nuclear Technology and Emission Free Electricity (May 24, 2010). Research in the Sociology of Work, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1615436

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Raghu Garud
Pennsylvania State University ( email )
431 Business Bulding
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA 16803
United States
Joel Gehman (Contact Author)
University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada
(780) 248-5855 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.joelgehman.com

Peter Karnøe
Copenhagen Business School ( email )
Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg C, DK - 2000
Denmark
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