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2006 - American Sociological Association Pages: 19 pages || Words: 6598 words || 
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1. Pieper, Christopher. "Manufactured Risk, Manufactured Consent: Media as Risk Management in the Age of Terror" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aug 10, 2006 Online <PDF>. 2019-06-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p102841_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Working from the claim that U.S. involvement in the affairs of other nations, particularly those in the Middle East, is a type of manufactured risk, with terrorism or "blowack" being the possible outcome, this paper examines the role of the mass media in managing this risk.

A rich collection of empirical evidence from media coverage, military documents, administration tactics, and research studies are marshalled to specify this hypothetical process. This data is then considered in the context of theories of social systems and individual agency from Talcott Parsons and Anthony Giddens. Careful attention is given to possible mechanisms of media influence on individual action, examined through the lens of each theorist's work.

A surprisingly influential role for the mass media is suggested in the works of both writers, though to differing degrees. Specifically, the research indicates a high probability of media continuing to informally partner with the state to manage the risks that accompany globalization.

2017 - DSI Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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2. Swain, Ajaya. "Identifying Linkages among Manufacturing Strategy, Manufacturing Performance, and Firm Sustainability" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the DSI Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, Nov 18, 2017 Online <PDF>. 2019-06-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1290867_index.html>
Publication Type: Abstract
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: We present a new model that incorporates the traditional manufacturing strategy and manufacturing performance model and augments it by incorporating sustainability initiatives of manufacturing firms. Using survey data from 107 medium and large manufacturing firms to test the model, we find manufacturing performance is positively correlated with strategic alignment.

2015 - DSI Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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3. Khorram Niaki, Mojtaba. and Nonino, Fabio. "Additive Manufacturing as a Sustainable Alternative for Conventional Manufacturing" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the DSI Annual Meeting, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington, Nov 21, 2015 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-06-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1045808_index.html>
Publication Type: Abstract
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The aim is to evaluate AM impacts in operation objectives such as quality, speed, flexibility, cost and dependability. We employ an explorative investigation among the Italian firms. The objective is to understand how the categories of these firms is in favor of the introduction of AM in operation objectives.

2010 - 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions Words: 499 words || 
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4. Lin, Ling-Fei. "How Contract Manufacturers Matter: Design-Manufacturing Knowledge in the Taiwanese Laptop Producers, 1988-2008" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions, Komaba I Campus, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Aug 25, 2010 <Not Available>. 2019-06-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p422107_index.html>
Publication Type: Paper Abstract
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This project aims to disclose hidden processes in the making of laptops and the “invisible” role of contract manufacturers (CMs) in the history of computing by examining the knowledge production embedded in the practices of making laptops in Taiwan from 1988 to 2008. During this period, the proportion of worldwide laptop computers produced by Taiwanese manufacturers rose dramatically from zero to over ninety percent. Taiwanese CMs did most of the engineering and manufacturing efforts to produce the product. However, their contributions largely remain unknown to customers and little academic research focuses on the topic. It is largely assumed that production is just a matter of the “execution” of pre-existing rules and knowledge which downplays the social, political, and local cultures.
In historical and social studies of manufacturing, topics such as manufacturing-process innovations and the craft of workers in the factory are well researched. In the history of computing, the extreme difficulties regarding manufacturing rather than design in the areas of semiconductor and nanotechnology have been scholarly foci. But beyond those, there are few voices of manufacturers in the history and sociology of technology. The situation is even more serious for contract manufacturers. This project will attempt to redress the balance by examining the complex design-manufacturing knowledge Taiwanese CMs generated while making laptops from 1988 to 2008. Special attention will be paid to unpacking actors’ categories of cost, efficiency, and flexibility in the form of local knowledge in their practices in history. The role of CMs is much more than passive in the production of laptops.
Using semi-structured interviews and document analyses, this project will conduct oral histories and analyze documents to write a history of local knowledge of CMs and knowledge circulation between Taiwanese CMs and their brand-name customers in the United States.
This project will contribute to the STS literature by making visible the “blackboxed” process of contract manufacturing in the history of computing. The traditional hierarchy of knowledge between research, design, and manufacturing will be subverted through the exploration of local knowledge and the circulation of knowledge in the Taiwanese laptop industry. In addition, the project will explore the paradoxes raised by the highly globalized market for laptops and the concentration of laptop manufacturers in one place (Taiwan).
This project also will contribute to technoscientific policy making by giving a better understanding of manufacturing, to area studies by focusing on the economic activities of greater China, and to the exploration of firm-to-firm relations under the contracting connections by examining the role such as trust and reputation in determining the cooperation between CMs and brand-name customers. Finally, since contract manufacturing makes up a significant proportion of the economic activities of some newly “developed” countries (such as Taiwan and South Korea) and “developing” countries (such as China and India), a deep examination of the important activity can help to recover these countries’ agency, dreams, and histories, rather than viewing it merely as passive execution of rules.

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