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Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for the Future

Potentials and Limits of Foresight Studies

Meissner, Dirk, Gokhberg, Leonid, Sokolov, Alexander (Eds.)

2013, XVIII, 292 p. 48 illus., 6 illus. in color.

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  • Comparative account of national foresight studies
  • Addresses overarching framework of STI policy
  • Practical guidance for policy makers, analysts and researchers
  • Contributions by leading international experts
The book gives practical guidance for policy makers, analysts and researchers on how to make the most of the potential of Foresight studies. Based on the concept of evidence-based policy-making, Foresight studies are common practice in many countries and are commonly understood as a supportive tool in designing future-oriented strategies. The book outlines approaches and experiences of integrating such Foresight studies in the making and implementation of science, technology and innovation (STI) policies at different national levels. It delivers insights into practical approaches of developing STI policy measures oriented towards future societal and technological challenges based on evidence drawn from comparable policy measures worldwide. Authors from leading academic institutions, international organizations and national governments provide a sound theoretical foundation and framework as well as checklists and guidelines for leveraging the potential impact of STI policies.​

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Foresight Studies - Policy Future Thinking - STI - Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Related subjects » Entrepreneurship - Innovation - Technology Management - Political Science - R&D / Technology Policy

Table of contents 

1 The Meaning of Foresight in Science Technology and Innovation Policy - An Introduction.- Section I: Instruments and Tools for Foresight Studies.- Section II: Foresight Instruments for Innovative Markets.- Section III: Country Foresight Studies.- Section IV: Foresight Studies - Instrument for Innovative Policy? - 16 Summary - Targeting STI Policy Interventions - Future Challenges for Foresight.

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