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Forecasting Technological Innovation : Eurocourses: Technological Innovation - B. Henry

Forecasting Technological Innovation

Eurocourses: Technological Innovation

By: B. Henry (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1991
ISBN: 9780792314332
Number Of Pages: 320

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The Seminar on which this book is based, held within the framework of the well-known Eurocourses' of the Joint Research Centre of the Commission of the European Communities, emphasized the relation between technological forecasting and industrial innovation: national and corporate strategies aiming at the latter for the sake of productivity and competitivity should build upon the former. The book, like the Seminar, consists of three parts. Part I deals with the innovation processes and models and tackles some forecasting methodologies, as those based upon economic driving forces and technological competition. Part II is a review of prospected innovation in the short term in key generic technologies. Part III emphasizes the role in the innovation process of various innovation practitioners and their need for or practice of technological forecasting. The various papers have been contributed by senior academic and research scientists (Part I) and senior industrialists (Parts II and III). The Editor, an electrical and nuclear engineer, is currently senior adviser at the recently created Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre of the CEC.

Editor's foreword
Fundamentals and Methodologies
The innovation process: analysis, driving forces, obstacles, assessmentp. 1
Foresight: a policy experiment in the Netherlandsp. 25
Forecasting the strategic impact of technological innovation on competitive dynamics in industriesp. 41
Modeling innovation diffusionp. 55
Economic aspects of innovation diffusionp. 79
The revival of mature industries through new technologiesp. 91
Market penetration forecasting methodologies for new technologies and new productsp. 107
Sectoral Case Studies
Forecasting technological innovation: the case of advanced materialsp. 129
Forecasting innovation in the machinery and automation sectorp. 145
Characteristics and trends of innovation in electronics and information technologyp. 157
Forecasting innovations in telecommunicationsp. 181
Technological innovation in transportp. 201
Technological innovation from biotechnologyp. 221
The Ispra Mark BA process, an example of innovative process development from E.C. researchp. 239
Some Actors in the Innovation Process
Innovation management in a medium-sized companyp. 253
The project Industrial Innovation: a Dutch example of innovation stimulation at national levelp. 263
Some implications of economies of scale, learning curves and market share for the innovation process and how the Community programmes VALUE and SPRINT may stimulate itp. 281
The role of Contract Research Organizationsp. 295
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ISBN: 9780792314332
ISBN-10: 0792314336
Series: Eurocourses: Technological Innovation
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 30th September 1991
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 1.44