Fostering Multidisciplinary Engagement: Communication Challenges for Social Research on Emerging Digital Technologies


By William H. Dutton

There is wide agreement on the value of multidisciplinary social research related to information and communication technologies. This paper provides insights into the dynamics at play in these studies, drawing on an in‐depth analysis of exchanges among an international group of experts from many relevant disciplines who participated in a workshop on research into the social implications of emerging digital technologies. In addition to identifying some distinctive new challenges facing this field, the paper suggests how understanding ways to foster productive engagement in discussing and developing issues and joint work could lead to more useful multidisciplinary partnerships.

page: 129 – 149
Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation
Volume 24, Issue 2

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