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Initiation: Scoping and Managing ForSTI

  • Ian Miles
  • Ozcan Saritas
  • Alexander Sokolov
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Part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies book series (STAIS)

Abstract

Given the pervasiveness of STI in most aspects of our lives, our cultures and societies, ForSTI of one sort or another may be relevant to many policymakers, and many decision-makers in business and third sector bodies. ForSTI may be undertaken at almost any level of decision-making, though it has been most prominent to date at the national level. It has been used by international organisations, such as the European Commission (EC) and UNIDO (e.g. in support of TF activities in Latin America). More recently, regional authorities and governments in many countries have carried out ForSTI exercises. However non-governmental actors, such as professional associations and industry federations, have also been active in ForSTI, with exercises on topics such as agriculture, the automotive and aerospace industries, and higher education, having taken place since the late-1990s.

Keywords

Delphi Survey Focal Object Multiple Criterion Analysis Project Management Team Trend Extrapolation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Miles
    • 1
  • Ozcan Saritas
    • 1
  • Alexander Sokolov
    • 1
  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia

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