Failures of power and intelligence: Use of Scientific-Technical Information in Government Decision Making

Uday Desai, Michael Crow

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Abstract

This article assesses the nonuse of scientific-technical information in energy research and development decision making and identifies major conditions and constraints that account for it. It is a study of the Coalcon project, the first federal attempt to demonstrate a synthetic fossil energy technology. The concepts of a failure of power and a failure of intelligence are used to explain the failure to use available technical information in the Coalcon decision. Consequences of crisis on an organizations use of information are elaborated on.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-206
Number of pages22
JournalAdministration and Society
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Failures of power and intelligence : Use of Scientific-Technical Information in Government Decision Making. / Desai, Uday; Crow, Michael.

In: Administration and Society, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1983, p. 185-206.

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