The thesis explores the following question: 'How do actants in industrial companies partake in the enactment of locally embedded and globally reaching industrial networks through participation in technology development activities?' It draws on Actor Netwok Theories and analyses three case stories from the hearing aid industry. In one of the case stories is shown how three Danish companies became a 'centre of translation' by collaborating on the development of the software standard NOAH.
Hearing Aid Industry; Technology management
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Department of Technology and Social Sciences, DTU, 2000