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Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration

Michael E. Gorman


Cross-disciplinary collaboration increasingly characterizes today’s science and engineering research. The problems and opportunities facing society do not come neatly sorted by discipline. Difficulties arise when researchers from disciplines as different as engineering and the humanities work together and find that they speak largely different languages. This book explores a framework for fostering collaborations among existing disciplines and expertise communities. The framework unites two ideas to emerge from work in science, technology, and society (STS): trading zones, in which scientific ... More

Keywords: cross-disciplinary collaboration, science research, engineering research, STS, service science, business strategy, environmental management, education, practical ethics, marine bycatch

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014724
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014724.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. Gorman, editor

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Front Matter

2 Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise

Harry Collins, Robert Evans, and Michael E. Gorman

3 Trading with the Enemy

Peter Galison

4 Interactional Expertise and the Imitation Game

Robert Evans, and Harry Collins

13 Viewing Trading Zones Developed to Advance Health as Complex Adaptive Systems

Ann E. Mills, Mary V. Rorty, Lynn Isabella, and Donna T. Chen

14 Creating Trading Zones across Continents and Economies: The Female Health Company

Mary Ann Leeper, Elizabeth Powell, and Patricia H. Werhane

End Matter