Commercial, Societal and Administrative Benefits from the Analysis and Clarification of Definitions: The Case of Nanomaterials

By Marc Saner & Anna Stoklosa. Creativity and Innovation Management Vol 22, Issue 1, pages 26–36, March 2013. Article first published online: 13 FEB 2013

The managerial, policy, technical and ethical decisions centred on emerging technologies are often hampered by a lack of consensus on what falls within the remit of such decisions. A lack of clarity and agreement on definitions is especially the case for nanotechnology. Given the potential of nanotechnology to…