Title: Technology foresight: types and methods

Authors: Alan L. Porter

Addresses: Technology Policy and Assessment Center at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Abstract: This paper posits nine dimensions to distinguish the types of foresight studies. It arrays a rich repertoire of 13 families of foresight methods. It then suggests considerations in deciding which of those methods suit the various types of foresight endeavours. There is no one way to conduct effective foresight studies.

Keywords: foresight types; S&T policy; methodology; science policy; technology policy; foresight methods.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2010.032664

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2010 Vol.6 No.1/2/3, pp.36 - 45

Published online: 11 Apr 2010 *

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