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Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation

Authors: Miles, Ian, Saritas, Ozcan, Sokolov, Alexander

  • Practical guide for foresight at all levels of governance and strategy making
  • Introduces most up-to-date foresight tools and techniques and illustrates their uses with case examples
  • Authors with great wealth of experience in designing, organising and managing foresight exercises
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About this book

​Decision-makers at all levels are being confronted with novel complexities and uncertainties and face long-term challenges which require foresight about long-term future prospects, assumptions, and strategies. This book explores how foresight studies can be systematically undertaken and used in this context.  It explicates why and how methods like horizon scanning, scenario planning, and roadmapping should be applied when dealing with high levels of uncertainty. The scope of the book moves beyond “narrow” technology foresight, towards addressing systemic interrelations between social, technological, economic, environmental, and political systems.  Applications of foresight tools to such fields as energy, cities, health, transportation, education, and sustainability are considered as well as enabling technologies including nano-, bio-, and information technologies and cognitive sciences. The approaches will be illustrated with specific actual cases.

About the authors

Ian Miles is Head of the Laboratory of Economics of Innovation at Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, and Professor of Technological Innovation and Social Change at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), Manchester Business School.  He graduated in Psychology from the University of Manchester and received a higher Doctorate in Social Science from the same University.  He previously worked at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. His research includes studies of service innovation and knowledge-intensive business services, Foresight and futures studies, information technology innovation and social indicators. He has published 12 authored books, 12 edited books, 100 journal articles and over 200 reports and book chapters.<

Ozcan Saritas is Research Professor at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow; a Senior Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), Manchester Business School; and the editor of Foresight: the journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy. Ozcan’s research focuses on innovation research with particular emphasis on socioeconomic and technological Foresight. With a PhD from the “Foresight and Prospective Studies Programme” of the University of Manchester, Ozcan has introduced novel concepts like “Systemic Foresight Methodology (SFM)”, which has been applied successfully to address long-term issues and Grand Challenges involved in Sustainable Development, Renewable Energies, ICTs, Nanotechnologies, Higher Education and Developmental Studies. More information on Ozcan’s research and publications can be found at www.systemicforesight.com 

Professor Alexander Sokolov is Deputy Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge and Director of the International Foresight Centre at the Higher School of Economics (HSE). He authored over 120 publications in Russia and internationally devoted to Foresight and S&T&I policies, managed several national S&T foresight exercises in Russia, participated in dozens of international projects and a number of high-level expert groups at the OECD and other international organisations. 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Miles, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Foresight for STI: What and Why

    Miles, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 9-20

  • Initiation: Scoping and Managing ForSTI

    Miles, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

  • Interaction: Participation and Recruitment

    Miles, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 43-62

  • Intelligence: Environmental and Horizon Scanning

    Miles, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 63-93

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32574-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32572-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81318-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32574-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32574-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32572-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81318-9
Series ISSN
2570-1509
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 270
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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