Public and scientific community attitudes towards nanotechnology applications

Anna Godymchuk, Ekaterina Galanina, Elena Yunda

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Abstract

The emergence of nanotechnologies having high market potential is followed by concerns associated with their adoption, acceptance and diffusion. However, the public and academic anxiety about the risk of nanomaterial application in food, cosmetics, agricultural and other industries, may significantly affect the opportunities and prospects for the development of nanotechnologies. The paper is devoted to the study of social concerns related to nanotechnologies. It is concluded that there is no consensus among academia regarding opportunities and risks of nanomaterial implementation. The hazards and consequences of nanotechnology applications have been described. It has been demonstrated that studies of nanotoxicity are frequently carried out in far from reality conditions and tend to be perceived as prognostic. Nevertheless, assuming the results of this kind of studies being popularized through mass media, it can cause the formation of public opposition with respect to nanotechnology application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Regional Development to Global Growth, IBIMA 2015
EditorsKhalid S. Soliman
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages2466-2476
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780986041952
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to Global Growth, IBIMA 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 11 Nov 201512 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to Global Growth, IBIMA 2015

Conference

Conference26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to Global Growth, IBIMA 2015
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period11.11.1512.11.15

Keywords

  • Nanomaterials application
  • Nanotechnology
  • Public community attitude
  • Researchers' perception
  • Risks
  • Toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Business and International Management

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