Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Anticipating Future Innovation Pathways Through Large Data Analysis

Editors: Daim, T.U., Chiavetta, D., Porter, A.L., Saritas, O. (Eds.)

  • Identifies promising future developmental opportunities and applications for Tech Mining
  • Presents frontier advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) text analytics and other approaches
  • Combines multiple data resources and treats them using multiple methods
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This book aims to identify promising future developmental opportunities and applications for Tech Mining. Specifically, the enclosed contributions will pursue three converging themes:

  • The increasing availability of electronic text data resources relating to Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I).
  • The multiple methods that are able to treat this data effectively and incorporate means to tap into human expertise and interests.
  • Translating those analyses to provide useful intelligence on likely future developments of particular emerging S&T targets. 


Tech Mining can be defined as text analyses of ST&I information resources to generate Competitive Technical Intelligence (CTI). It combines bibliometrics and advanced text analytic, drawing on specialized knowledge pertaining to ST&I. Tech Mining may also be viewed as a special form of “Big Data” analytics because it searches on a target emerging technology (or key organization) of interest in global databases. One then downloads, typically, thousands of field-structured text records (usually abstracts), and analyses those for useful CTI.  Forecasting Innovation Pathways (FIP) is a methodology drawing on Tech Mining plus additional steps to elicit stakeholder and expert knowledge to link recent ST&I activity to likely future development. 


A decade ago, we demeaned Management of Technology (MOT) as somewhat self-satisfied and ignorant.  Most technology managers relied overwhelmingly on casual human judgment, largely oblivious of the potential of empirical analyses to inform R&D management and science policy.  CTI, Tech Mining, and FIP are changing that. The accumulation of Tech Mining research over the past decade offers a rich resource of means to get at emerging technology developments and organizational networks to date.  Efforts to bridge from those recent histories of development to project likely FIP, however, prove considerably harder. One focus of this volume is to extend the repertoire of information resources; that will enrich FIP.


Featuring cases of novel approaches and applications of Tech Mining and FIP, this volume will present frontier advances in ST&I text analytics that will be of  interest to students, researchers, practitioners, scholars and policy makers in the fields of R&D planning, technology management, science policy and innovation strategy.


About the authors

Tugrul Daim is a Professor and Director of the Technology Management Doctoral Program at Portland State University. Prior to joining PSU, he had worked at Intel Corporation for over a decade in varying management roles. At Intel he managed product and technology development. He also has several professional certifications including New Product Development Professional and Project Management Professional. Professor Daim has been consulting to several organizations in sectors ranging from energy to medical device manufacturing. He has been helping organizations including US Dept of Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon, Biotronik, Biopro, Elsevier and many others to develop technology roadmaps for their future investments. He is also a visiting professor with the Northern Institute of Technology at Technical University of Hamburg, Harburg where he teaches similar short courses. He has been recently appointed as Extraordinary Professor at the Graduate School of Technology Management at University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is frequently invited to give lectures to many multinational companies including IBM, Xerox and HP as well as universities around the world including his recent visits to Finland, Japan and Germany. He has published over 200 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings. His papers appeared in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technovation, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Medical Systems, Energy, Energy Policy and many others. He has coauthored four books of readings and several proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management and North American Editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, MS in Engineering Management from Portland State University, and PhD in Systems Science: Engineering Management from Portland State University in Portland Oregon.
Denise Chiavetta is a Senior Consultant at Search Technology. She brings expertise in organizational applications of technology foresight developed over 20 years as a consultant as well as a professional inside Fortune 100 companies and government agencies.
As Lead of Technology Foresight at Social Technologies, a strategy, innovation, and foresight consulting firm, Denise managed an on-going multi-client program delivering near, mid, and log-term implications of the changing science and technology landscape. As head of Future Technologies at The Coca-Cola Company, Denise led scenario exploration of long-term business needs, opportunities, and threats for the identification of core technology platforms and associated strategies; designed tools and processes to rapidly mine and monitor technology advances; and developed cross-functional teams and forums to assess potential market, business, regulatory, environmental, and other technology drivers. Other industry roles have included market assessment of emerging technologies at a regional NASA Technology Transfer Center, and new process and product development at Dupont.
Denise’s experience extends to leadership roles in cross-industry and professional organizational futures projects. Contributing to the advancement of applied futures for business development, Denise led a taskforce for the Management of Accelerated Technology Innovation (MATI), an industry-academic consortium, to assess and develop best practices for use of foresight in technology sourcing and technology roadmapping. She has also led best practice benchmarks at such ad-hoc cross-industry forums as the International Meeting of Futures Organizations and the Professional Futurists conference of the World Future Society.  
Denise received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MS in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. While studying in Houston, Denise developed and managed various futures projects for clients including Texas A&M University, the City of Houston, and the Kellogg Foundation through the program's Institute for Futures Research. She was also a Visiting Special Project Leader at the National University of Mexico (UNAM), Office of Advisors to the Rector where she developed program recommendations for the transfer of emerging sustainable technologies to the industrial sector.
Alan Porter is Professor Emeritus of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and of Public Policy, at Georgia Tech, where he is Co-director of the Technology Policy and Assessment Center.  He is also Director of R&D for Search Technology, Inc., Norcross, GA (producers of VantagePoint and Thomson Data Analyzer software).  He is author or co-author of some 230 articles and books, including Tech Mining (Wiley, 2005) and Forecasting and Management of Technology (Wiley, 2011).  Current research emphasizes “forecasting innovation pathways” for newly emerging technologies.  This entails text mining of science, technology & innovation information resources to generate Competitive Technical Intelligence.  
Ozcan Saritas is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow; a Senior Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester; and editor-in-chief of “Foresight” - the journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy. His research focuses upon innovation and policy research with particular emphasis on socio-economic and technological Foresight. With a PhD from the “Foresight and Prospective Studies Programme,” he introduced the “Systemic Foresight Methodology”, and has produced a number of publications on the topic. He has extensive work experience with the international organisations including United Nations (UNIDO and UNCTAD), OECD, and the European Commission. He has been involved in large scale national, multinational and corporate research and consultancy projects such as Research and Innovation Foresight for Europe 2030 (RIF2030); Russian S&T Foresight 2040; European Commission Anticipatory Governance Systems; Scanning for Emerging Science, Technology and Innovation issues (SESTI) and a Horizon Scanning project for the Rockefeller Foundation on the future of developmental issues. At the HSE, Ozcan is currently involved in the development of “An Intellectual Analytics System for Detecting Emerging Trends and Opportunities in STI Dynamics”. Besides his research activities, Ozcan designs and delivers academic and executive education courses on Foresight, Innovation and STI Policy. Ozcan’s contribution in this book was supported within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and was funded within the framework of the subsidy granted to the HSE by the Government of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Global Competitiveness Program.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • FTA as Due Diligence for an Era of Accelerated Interdiction by an Algorithm-Big Data Duo

    Loveridge, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • A Conceptual Framework of Tech Mining Engineering to Enhance the Planning of Future Innovation Pathway (FIP)

    Li, Munan

    Pages 25-44

  • Profile and Trends of FTA and Foresight

    Andersen, Per Dannemand (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • Recent Trends in Technology Mining Approaches: Quantitative Analysis of GTM Conference Proceedings

    Mikova, Nadezhda

    Pages 59-69

  • Anticipating Future Pathways of Science, Technologies, and Innovations: (Map of Science)2 Approach

    Efimenko, Irina V. (et al.)

    Pages 71-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anticipating Future Innovation Pathways Through Large Data Analysis
Editors
  • Tugrul U. Daim
  • Denise Chiavetta
  • Alan L. Porter
  • Ozcan Saritas
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39056-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39056-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39054-3
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 108 illustrations in colour
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