HS 612: Technology Forecasting And Assessment

Forecasting` to support technological strategic` and` operational planning-Elements`` and`` techniques`` of`` forecasting-Technical assessment-Technological` gap analysis-Organizing for` technology forecasting-`` Technology`` in`` Social`` context-``` Assessment: Components, Problems definition, description, strategies,` Impact identification` and analysis-Economic impact` analysis-Assessment of` risk` and` uncertainty-safety` and` environment` regulations-Critiques.

Texts/References:

J. Fowles, Handbook of Future Research, Press, 1978.

H.` Jones` and` B.C. Twiss, Forecasting` Technology` for` Panning decisions, Macmillan, 1978.

J.P.` Mrinto,` Technological` Forecasting` for` Decision` making, North-Holland, 2nd Edition, 1973.

A.L. Porter,` et.al.,` A Guidebook for Technology` Assessment` and Analysis, Series Vol. 4,` North Holland, 1980.