Deploying Foresight for Policy and Strategy Makers
This book develops foresight techniques to turn future societal challenges into opportunities. The authors present foresight approaches for innovation policy and management. Future developments in fields such as education, energy, new materials, nanotechnologies are highlighted for different countries. Readers will discover tools and instruments to capture the potentials of the grand societal challenges as defined by the United Nations. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and scholars with an interest in foresight methods and gives practical hints for policy makers and managers to take account of the grand opportunities in their business and policy strategies. Prof. Leonid Gokhberg is First Vice-Rector of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) - one of the most prominent research universities in Russia. He is also Director of HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK). He authored over 400 publications in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals as well as monographs and university textbooks on S&T and innovation. Prof. Gokhberg has coordinated dozens of national and international projects, inter alia on S&T and innovation indicators, analyses, foresight and policies, funded by public agencies, businesses and international organizations. Prof. Gokhberg has served as a consultant of OECD, Eurostat, UNESCO, and other international and national agencies. He is also a member of the OECD Government Foresight Network, OECD and Eurostat working groups and task forces on indicators for S&T and innovation, information society and education, advisory boards of prestigious international and national initiatives. Prof. Gokhberg is editor-in-chief of the Scopus-indexed scientific journal 'Foresight and STI Governance' and participates in editorial boards of several other influential journals. He holds PhD and Dr. of Sc. degrees in Economics. Dirk Meissner is Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at HSE and Academic Head of the international Master program 'Governance Science, Technology and Innovation'. Dr. Meissner has 15 years experience in research and teaching technology and innovation management and policy. He has strong background in science, technology and innovation for policy making and industrial management with special focus on Foresight and roadmapping, science, technology and innovation policies, funding of research and priority setting. Prior to joining the HSE Dirk was responsible for technology and innovation policy at the presidential office of the Swiss Science and Technology Council. Dirk also has long experience in top level consulting to key decision makers in industry as a management consultant for technology and innovation management with Arthur D. Little. He is and was member of international working groups on technology and innovation policy. Dirk represented Switzerland and currently the Russian Federation at the OECD Working Party on Technology and Innovation Policy. Alexander Sokolov is Deputy Director of HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge and Director of HSE International Foresight Centre. His main professional Interests are related to Foresight, S&T and innovation priorities, indicators and policies. Alexander is tenure professor at HSE, he teaches Foresight for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Alexander authored over 120 publications in Russia and internationally, he managed many Foresight projects, including: Russian S&T Foresight: 2030; Foresight for Russian ICT sector (2012); Innovation Priorities for the Sector of Natural Resources (2008-2010); Russian S&T Del phi Study: 2025 (2007-2008); Russian Critical Technologies (2009) et al. He is member of several high-level working groups at OECD and other international organizations, serves for advisory boards at several international conferences and journals.
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