Foresight: Volume 15 Issue 6


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

Table of contents - Special Issue: Managing the challenge of emerging technologies

Inducement and blocking mechanisms in the Finnish life sciences innovation system

Anne Sisko Patana, Matti Pihlajamaa, Kirsi Polvinen, Tamara Carleton, Laura Kanto

This paper aims to identify inducement and blocking mechanisms which impact the development of the life sciences innovation system in Finland. Innovation system analysis of

Anticipating industry convergence: semantic analyses vs IPC co-classification analyses of patents

Nina Preschitschek, Helen Niemann, Jens Leker, Martin G. Moehrle

The convergence of industries exposes the involved firms to various challenges. In such a setting, a firm's response time becomes key to its future success. Hence, different


Bibliometrics-based foresight on renewable energy production

Aija Paananen, Saku J. Mäkinen

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether news media as a form of social communication regarding pressing, important, and contemporary issues could be used as a leading

The influence of raw material prices on renewables diffusion

Nathalie Sick, Birte Golembiewski, Jens Leker

There are several approaches trying to explain the diffusion of renewable energy technologies (RET). The most commonly used instruments are learning and experience curves

Technological foresight model for the identification of business opportunities (TEFMIBO)

David Güemes Castorena, Geovanny Romero Rivera, Amado Villarreal González

The objective of this study is to provide a support tool for managers to identify future business opportunities.

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