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dc.contributor.authorRumrill, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:45:51Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:45:51Zen
dc.date.issued1993en
dc.identifier.otheretd-09122009-040530en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44773en
dc.description.abstractThe formation of the Human Genome Organization, nicknamed HUGO, in 1988 was a response by scientists to the increasing number of programs designed to examine in detail human genetic material that were developing worldwide in the mid 1980s and the perceived need for initiating international collaboration among the genomic researchers. Despite the expectations of its founders, the Human Genome Organization has not attained immediate acceptance either inside or outside the scientific community, struggling since its inception to gain credibility. Although the organization has been successful as well as unsuccessful in its efforts to initiate international collaboration, there has been little or no analysis of the underlying reasons for these outcomes. This study examines the collaborative activities of the organization, which are new to the biological community in terms of kind and scale, and finds two conditions to be influential in the outcome of the organization’s efforts: 1) the prior existence of a model for the type of collaboration attempted; and 2) the existence or creation of a financial or political incentive to accept a new collaborative activity.en
dc.format.extentv, 95 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 29046658en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1993.R857.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1993.R857en
dc.subject.lcshGenomesen
dc.titleInitiating international collaboration: a study of the human genome organizationen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentScience and Technology Studiesen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineScience and Technology Studiesen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09122009-040530/en
dc.date.sdate2009-09-12en
dc.date.rdate2009-09-12en
dc.date.adate2009-09-12en


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