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Japan at that time was not visible as a new threat. Then in a third phase came the recognition, miracle was waning, technological and starting When the so-called economic that there exists a close link between economic development, stimulating the attempt to use technology policy and research on technology as an instrument for ultimately economic goals. Today this is still the dominant perspective, and it is also the dominant perspective in the research on information technology sponsored by the Ministry.

Mayntz 26 scienti fic community, ,especially the social sciences, react to this challenge, and to what extent have the responsible political institutions perceived and reacted to this particuiar aspect of information technology development, for instance by starting specific social science programs to assess the relevant impacts. These two questions should be kept apart. Let me start with the first aspect, the spontaneous reaction of the social science community. In Germany we do have particular difficulties with research not only on information technology, but on all kinds of technology: for what reasons ever, social scientists do not like very much to get deeply involved in questions of technological development.

Often complete new applications will have to be developed. -R Lange. J. Reese 52 Before this can be done the researcher has to identify the social problem, to define the specific information, communication, and context problem and he has to analyze the specific behavior of people within the group so that he can define the conditions for the later acceptance of the technic. Impact Research 53 Literature H. Kubicek, InteressenberUcksichtigung beim Technikeinsatz im BUro- und Verwaltungsbereich, Berichte der Gesellschaft fUr Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung Nr.

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