Title: Technology foresight in Taiwan: developing internet foresight system

Authors: Benjamin J.C. Yuan, Tsai Hua Kang, Chien-Ching Chang, Chun-Yi Liu, Kuang-Pin Li

Addresses: Graduated Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao Tung University, 7F, Assembly Building 1, No.1001, Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan (300), ROC. ' Department of Computer and Communication Engineering, De Lin Institute of Technology and Graduated Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao Tung University, 7F, Assembly Building 1, No.1001, Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan (300), ROC. ' Graduated Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. ' Graduated Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. ' Graduated Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Abstract: Technology foresight has become a popular tool in the planning of the science and technology policy. This research is to analyse the blog foresight system, the literatures on the blog and consensus-forming, characteristics of blogs, blog-executed foresight mechanism, and compare different countries blog foresight systems. This paper uses a semiconductor material as an example. It was shown the developing internet/blog foresight system, which is good for saving cost of technology foresight and speed up technology foresight.

Keywords: technology foresight; consensus; blog; internet foresight systems; semiconductor materials; S&T policy; science policy; technology policy; blog foresight systems; consensus building.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2010.032674

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2010 Vol.6 No.1/2/3, pp.191 - 206

Published online: 11 Apr 2010 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article