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Accounting and science : natural inquiry and commercial reason.

Author: Michael Power
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in management, 26.
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This book, originally published as a special issue of the journal Science in Context, provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of the economics of science. Challenging conventional  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Power
ISBN: 0521553253 9780521553254
OCLC Number: 464545626
Description: 288 s.
Contents: Foreword: The flat-earthers of social theory Bruno Latour; 1. From the science of accounts to the financial accountability of science Michael Power; 2. Making things quantitative Theodore M. Porter; 3. Natural and artificial budgets: accounting for Goethe's economy of nature Myles W. Jackson; 4. A calculating profession: Victorian actuaries among the statisticians Timothy L. Alborn; 5. The factory as laboratory Peter Miller and Ted O'Leary; 6. Connecting science to the economic: accounting calculation and the visibility of research and development Keith Robson; 7. Governing science: patents and public sector science Brad Sherman; 8. On customers and costs: a story from public sector science John Law and Madeleine Akrich; 9. A visible hand in the marketplace of ideas: precision measurement as arbitrage Philip Mirowski; 10. Towards a philosophy of science accounting: a critical rendering of instrumental rationality Steve Fuller; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in management, 26.


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