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Decision Making Model for the Emerging Nanotechnologies
Keywords: Emerging, Nanotechnology, Decision-Making
DECISION MAKING MODEL FOR THE EMERGING NANOTECHNOLOGIES One of the challenges the 21st century technology leaders might face is the strategy or decision –making model for an emerging technologies like Nanotechnology. Among the reasons for difficulty in decision making may be the evolving nature of the new technology, limited or unavailability of the historic and current data, private and protected nature of the data, product knowledge to monitor and control potential toxic exposure, and other untested or unavailable data on the environment and health effects (Phillips, Bahadori, Barry, Bus, Gant, Mostowy, Smith, Willuhn, and Zimmer, 2009). In such complex and ambiguous environment, with limited understanding or predictability for the known and unknown effects of the emerging technology on environment and health, development of the framework for a decision-making model would be an imperative. Successful and appropriate decision making model may come from the leadership insight and governance, stakeholder alliances, sharing of the unknowns, problems, solutions, and advancements. The work presented in the paper is based on a qualitative modified Delphi study by Dr. Audré Dixon for her doctoral degree in Doctor of Health Administration at the University of Phoenix Online
Dr. Kewal K. Verma, President
BCA International
Austin, TX
USA


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