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Cyrus C. M. Mody

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262134941

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262134941.001.0001

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Introduction: Communities, Innovation, and Knowledge

Introduction: Communities, Innovation, and Knowledge

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Communities, Innovation, and Knowledge
Instrumental Community

Cyrus C. M. Mody

The MIT Press

This book focuses on the roles of communities, innovation, and knowledge in developments in the field of nanotechnology, and also reveals that the scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) has played a key role in the progress of nanotechnology research. Analysts of nanotechnology have recognized the significance of STM as a key component of studies carried out in the concerned field. Scientific philosophers have recognized the significance of STM in nanotechnology research due to its ability to observe and manipulate single atoms. The book also finds that sociologists and management scholars have agreed with the claims of economists that significant progress has been made in nanotechnology research due to the invention of the STM.

Keywords:   innovation, knowledge, nanotechnology, scientific philosophers

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