Foresight for European coordination: developing national priorities for the Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform
by Totti Konnola, Ahti Salo, Ville Brummer
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 54, No. 4, 2011

Abstract: We explore what implications the geographical dispersion of foresight participants and their regional idiosyncrasies have for the management of foresight processes. Specifically, we argue that these kinds of multi-stakeholder processes place demands such as scalability, modularity and dependability on the design and deployment of foresight methodologies. We also report a Finnish foresight process to support the development of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the European Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform. This process was based on the RPM Screening methodology which consisted of the internet-based solicitation and assessment of research themes, identification of promising research themes through Robust Portfolio Modelling (RPM), and several facilitated workshops.

Online publication date: Wed, 27-Jul-2011

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