Authors: S.N. Mishra, S.G. Deshmukh, Prem Vrat
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT, Delhi, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT, Delhi, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT, Delhi, India
Abstract: Technological Forecasting (TF) has been acknowledged as an effective tool in setting technology strategies. A large number of techniques have been evolved for TF. It is important to improve both applicability of the techniques and quality of results. The applicability demands that the technique used needs to be time specific, space specific and technology specific. We present the gaps in TF and analysis of its limitations. As a result of the analysis, some of the issues have been identified that need focus and action implications have been suggested to improve the quality of TF.
Keywords: technology assessment; technological forecasting; technology transfer; India; technology strategies.
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2005 Vol.4 No.2, pp.231 - 246
Published online: 04 Feb 2005 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article