Culturally-Based Framing Factors that Influence Technology Assessment

  • Tomasz Szapiro
Part of the Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 22)


Cultural differences in our era of globalization seem to be an unavoidable background of social processes. According to Britannica culture is behavior peculiar to Homo sapiens, together with material objects used as an integral part of this behavior. Thus,culture includes language, ideas, beliefs, customs,codes, institutions, tools,techniques, works of art, rituals, and ceremonies,among other elements. In this analysis culture is defined in a more narrow sense to describe behaviors related with technology assessment with an implicit focus on compromising societal projects17.


Technology Assessment Cultural Dimension Impact Analysis Project Design Power Distance 
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