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Technology development and implementation include social processes where various stakeholders voice their interests and concerns stakeholders influence the process of technological advance in a variety of ways These interests and concerns in turn are shaped by the stakeholders institutional context Organisations involved in technological development have to acknowledge and integrate key stakeholders in order to promote the process in a successful way Important elements of such an engagement are 822661472Identifying key stakeholders Mitchel Agle and Wood 1997 propose power legitimacy and urgency of claims as factors to rank stakeholders according to their importance for the organisation 822661472Assessing the key stakeholders perceptions new technologies are associated with uncertainty The organisation and its key stakeholders will differ with regard to knowledge about a technology Perceptions however are based on knowledge and ones frame of reference Thus differences in perceptions partly might derive from asymmetry of information In that case providing information could lead to an approximation of views 822661472Assessing the key stakeholders interests the development and implementation of technologies are associated with a variety of interests Usually not all interests are complementary or neutral to each other Depending on the nature of interests different patterns of interaction between the organisation and its stakeholders may occur Covey and Brown 2001 Conflicting interests require the negotiation of the features and paths of technologies development and may involve compromising Thus differences in perceptions require the willingness to learn from each other and differences in interests require the willingness to compromise Weisenfeld 2003 - two objectives which could be quite difficult to achieve If the parties involved have a different cultural economic and social background it may be even more difficult to achieve an agreement on how the technological development and implementation should proceed Especially if a technology is to be transferred from one country A to another less developed country B As stakeholders may misunderstand or reinterpretate Bs stakeholders claims and vice versa Our example Golden Rice will illustrate this
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