Adopting TA in Central and Eastern Europe — An Organizational Perspective
Hebáková et al. provide from an insiders’ perspective the process of adopting and adapting technology assessment to the practices of an already existing institutions. The strategic thinking of four very different organizations in four Central and Eastern European countries is candidly described and contrasted. The authors challenge the notion of technology assessment as a set of ideas and practices to be adopted en bloc. Rather, TA provides a package of inspiration that may help organizations to broaden their missions within the field of national science, technology and innovation policy to include, for instance, parliamentary policy support, facilitation of stakeholder dialogues or citizens’ participation.
KeywordsTechnology Assessment Eastern European Country Innovation Policy Strategic Thinking Stakeholder Dialogue
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