“To boldly go where no [man] has gone before” - Institutional voids and the development of women's digital entrepreneurship1
Publication date: Available online 30 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Maura McAdam, Caren Crowley, Richard T. HarrisonAbstractThis paper examines the emergence of digital entrepreneurship in the context of emerging economies. Given that these economies generally lack a well-developed institutional framework, we draw on the concept of institutional voids as our theoretical lens. We argue that digital entrepreneurship facilitates the navigation and bridging of socio-cultural institutional voids but also provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to directly and indirectly alter the existi...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

A cross-disciplinary path to healthy and energy efficient buildings
Publication date: Available online 30 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Simon Westergaard Lex, Davide Calì, Morten Koed Rasmussen, Peder Bacher, Magnus Bachalarz, Henrik MadsenAbstractThis paper complements existing Smart City taxonomies with a case study of concrete cross-boundary collaboration between actors from diverse disciplines and institutions. The paper explores technical, social and organizational aspects of indoor climate in public buildings in Copenhagen, and outlines a digital platform (skoleklima.dk/climify.org) for the visualization and evaluation of locally produc...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Influence of big data adoption on manufacturing companies' performance: An integrated DEMATEL-ANFIS approach
This study identified the critical adoption factors from literature review and categorized them into technological, organizational and environmental dimensions. Data was collected from 234 industrial managers who were involved in the decision-making process regarding IT procurement in Malaysian manufacturing companies. Research results showed that technological factors (perceived benefits, complexity, technology resources, big data quality and integration) have the highest influence on the big data adoption and firms' performance. This study is one of the pioneers in using DEMATEL-ANFIS approach in the big data adoption co...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Moving a mountain with a teaspoon: Toward a theory of digital entrepreneurship in the regulatory environment
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): John Qi DongAbstractDigital entrepreneurship is an emerging phenomenon in the digital era. While the literature has started to look into this phenomenon, the attention has been paid mainly to digital startups in free markets. In a regulatory environment, however, it is unclear how a new startup might digitally transform business through entrepreneurial actions to overcome the challenges and barriers from regulations. Drawing on the dynamic capabilities and digital innovation literature, I conduct an in-depth longitu...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Investigating ‘anywhere working’ as a mechanism for alleviating traffic congestion in smart cities
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): John L. Hopkins, Judith McKayAbstractDespite the many potential economic, social and environmental benefits, the adoption rates for anywhere working in Australia remain very low. This explorative study aims to gain a deeper understanding as to why this is, by examining the working arrangements and commuting habits of a sample of employees from Melbourne's largest city-based firms, in order to identify current organisational policies relating to anywhere working, commuter transport modes/usage/timings, attitudes towa...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Greenhouse gas performance of Korean local governments based on non-radial DDF
This study aims to examine the greenhouse gas (GHG) performance of Korea from the perspective of local governments, based on the non-radial directional distance function (DDF). Since DDF is the methodology for the effective reduction of an undesirable variable, such as carbon or GHG emission, it is better to obtain more reliable empirical results for green growth performance in provinces of Korea. From the empirical results, we found that Seoul and Ulsan show the highest score in gas technical efficiency (GTE), implying that the performance of these two cities on GHG performance is worth of benchmarking. Secondly, we decom...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Identifying first signals of emerging dominance in a technological innovation system: A novel approach based on patents
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): S. Berg, M. Wustmans, S. BröringAbstractActors of an early stage technological innovation system (TIS) need to carefully attend to future developments given the high strategic uncertainty that often prevails in such systems. Such uncertainty is a reflection of the different technology categories that exist as well as the highly dynamic character of such systems in general. It is only gradually, as a result, that dominance of one technology category emerges against alternative categories and uncertainty is there...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Sustainability and environmental performance challenges: Measurements, drivers and governance
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Naciba Chassagnon-Haned (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Green oriented crowdfunding campaigns: Their characteristics and diffusion in different institutional settings
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Vincenzo Butticè, Massimo G. Colombo, Elena Fumagalli, Carlotta OrsenigoAbstractIn this paper, we investigate how the institutional setting of different countries affects the diffusion of green crowdfunding campaigns. To this aim, we develop and test two competing hypotheses about the association between country environmental sustainability orientation and the diffusion of green campaigns. To identify green campaigns, we develop an original machine-learning algorithm. We apply this algorithm to the population...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The life cycle of technological innovation systems
Publication date: Available online 27 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Jochen MarkardAbstractThe technological innovation systems (TIS) framework is one of the key approaches in sustainability transition studies. However, scholars have so far mostly concentrated on the early stages of technology development and we know rather little about mature, or even declining TIS. Building on earlier insights from the industry and technology life cycle literatures, this paper introduces the key elements of a TIS life cycle framework and distinguishes between four key stages of TIS development: for...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Participatory energy: Research, imaginaries and practices on people' contribute to energy systems in the smart city
Publication date: Available online 27 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Filippo Corsini, Chiara Certomà, Mark Dyer, Marco FreyAbstractScholarly research on smart cities already signalled that citizens' engagement is a fundamental requisite for the achievement of a sustainable and inclusive urban development. Accordingly, transition towards a fossil fuel free future is not to be understood as a matter of techno-economic innovation but as a process in which the ‘social’ and the ‘technical’ are inextricably intertwined, and technologies co-evolve with program...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

TA at the crossroads: Politics of TA from the viewpoint of societal problem solving
This article suggests two arguments. First, as the ways of constructing and articulating knowledge for politics are changing, the concept of epistemic regimes offers a new analytical perspective on problem-solving processes and the relevance of the different knowledges involved. These knowledges will be analysed as indicators, which are combining knowledge claims with normative valuations (criteria) and empirical observations (observable). Thus, the inherent politics of knowledge can be interpreted as “indicator politics.” Second, this article argues that the current politics of TA can be reconstructed as a non...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Business models for developing smart cities. A fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis of an IoT platform
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Tindara Abbate, Fabrizio Cesaroni, Maria Cristina Cinici, Massimo VillariAbstractWhat different configurations of Business Model (BM) exist in an IoT platform that aims at developing smart cities? To address this research question, we build on BM literature and argue that BM configurations have general characteristics beyond the unique traits of individual firms. We empirically investigate 21 projects for smart cities that participate to a European funded Accelerator using fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Modular path customization and knowledge transfer: Causal model learnings
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Wilfrid Azan, Silvester Ivanaj, Olivier Rolland (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Innovation pathways in additive manufacturing: Methods for tracing emerging and branching paths from rapid prototyping to alternative applications
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Douglas K.R. Robinson, Axel Lagnau, Wouter P.C. BoonAbstractIn recent years, the Forecasting Innovation Pathway approach (FIP) has shown to be a promising set of tools to capture potential developments in emerging fields through capturing indications of endogenous futures. However, the FIP approach is reliant on a clear demarcated area to study, a challenge for emerging technology fields where uncertainty and rhetoric abound. This paper presents an addition to the FIP toolbox that helps characterise and demarcate bo...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Heuristic for the localization of new shops based on business and social criteria
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Didier Grimaldi, Vicenc Fernandez, Carlos CarrascoAbstractThe last financial crisis and the globalisation of the retail industry resulted to a massive close of local shops which leads to an important proportion of unoccupied space in the city. The desertification of the urban economic environment is not only a business issue discouraging the potential investments but also a social problem of security or quality of urban life. Different solutions exist: from the top-down and historical approach based on subsidies to ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Strategic principles for smart city development: A multiple case study analysis of European best practices
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Luca Mora, Mark Deakin, Alasdair ReidAbstractRecent studies reveal a deep-rooted division in research on smart cities, which surfaces as a set of dichotomies that question whether smart city development should be based on a: (1) technology-led or holistic strategy; (2) double or quadruple-helix model of collaboration; (3) top-down or bottom-up approach; (4) mono-dimensional or integrated intervention logic. These dichotomies generate a critical knowledge gap because they suggest divergent hypotheses on what principl...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Combining co-citation clustering and text-based analysis to reveal the main development paths of smart cities
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Luca Mora, Mark Deakin, Alasdair ReidAbstractBibliometrics is a powerful tool for analyzing knowledge domains and revealing their cognitive-epistemological structure. Different mathematical models and statistical techniques have been proposed and tested to carry out bibliometric analyses and demonstrate their effectiveness in uncovering how fields of research are intellectually structured. These include two hybrid techniques that allow clusters of related documents obtained from a co-citation analysis to be labeled ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The politics of technology assessment: Introduction to the special issue of “Technological forecasting and social change”
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Leonhard Hennen, Linda Nierling (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Dynamics of firm-level upgrading and the role of learning in networks in emerging markets
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Deniz E. YorukAbstractThis paper investigates which external learning mechanisms in networks contribute to various upgrading types in emerging market firms, and how internalisation of externally acquired knowledge complements external learning. It develops a dynamic model of firm-level upgrading for analysis, where learning in networks is emphasized. Methodologically, it applies a new approach through a comprehensive analysis of a firm's networks embedded not only in production systems (i.e. GVCs/GPNs) but also in k...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Towards a sharing economy – Innovating ecologies of business models
Publication date: Available online 23 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Frank Boons, Nancy Bocken (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The relationship between regional compactness and regional innovation capacity (RIC): Empirical evidence from a national study
This study builds on Metropolitan Compactness Index (MCI) and examines the relationship between regional compactness and Regional Innovation Capacity (RIC) in the US. Findings indicate that all three indicators of RIC – the average number of patents, firm innovations, and the number of innovative small firms – are positively associated with MCI, while their relationships were significant in two models. Policy implications suggest that sprawling regions could hinder the innovation capacity, while compact regions could remove the physical barriers to innovation generation through offering high quality places and ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Strategies for developing transformative capacity in urban water management sectors: The case of Melbourne, Australia
Publication date: Available online 23 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Christoph Brodnik, Rebekah BrownAbstractIndividuals and organisations are pivotal in changing dominant practices in industry sectors by creating system-level conditions that facilitate transformative change. Yet, the types of agency processes best suited to develop such conditions are not well researched. This paper addresses this gap by empirically investigating how institutional entrepreneurs developed transformative capacity in a successful case of dominant practice change: stormwater management with Water Sensit...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Developmental trajectories of new energy vehicle research in economic management: Main path analysis
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Jianghui Yan, Fang-Mei Tseng, Louis Y.Y. LuAbstractThe present share of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in the global automobile market is less than 1%. To understand why, we reviewed the body of literature on this topic, to identify the developmental trends of NEVs. Unlike previous reviews, which have mainly focused on a singular topic (e.g., charging, policies, etc.), we used main path analysis (MPA) to analyze a citation network of the literature on NEVs in the field of economic management. Our goals were to identify ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 22, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Towards the smart city 2.0: Empirical evidence of using smartness as a tool for tackling social challenges
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Gregory TrencherAbstractWhile scholars critique the first-generation of the corporate smart city for failing to tackle people-oriented agendas and authentically respond to the needs of residents, many point to a potential to move beyond narrow environmental and economic objectives and tackle social issues. But concrete empirical evidence of this potential is visibly lacking. In parallel, researchers have brought attention to the emergence of the so-called ‘smart city 2.0’. This is framed as a decentralis...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 22, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Strategies for technology-driven service encounters for patient experience satisfaction in hospitals
This study empirically examines the effects of a patient learning experience and technology-driven service encounters on patients' satisfaction with their experience in using self-service capabilities of digital devices and systems in large hospitals. The research model and associated hypotheses were tested using structural equations modeling based on data collected from 212 patients who had care experience at large hospitals in metropolitan areas of South Korea. The findings of the study indicate that patients' learning experience with technologies and technology-driven service encounters encourage patients to participate...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The role of universities in the knowledge management of smart city projects
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Lorenzo Ardito, Alberto Ferraris, Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli, Stefano Bresciani, Manlio Del GiudiceAbstractThe development of smart cities is becoming more and more based on knowledge management (KM) frameworks. This leads to new managerial challenges, which reflect the complexity of KM governance and processes issues of smart city projects as well as the need to manage knowledge that originates both within and beyond projects' boundaries. However, in-depth research on the development of smart cities from a manager...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Thinking parliamentary technology assessment politically: Exploring the link between democratic policy making and parliamentary TA
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Rinie van EstAbstractThis paper aims to clarify the political nature of parliamentary technology assessment (PTA) by reflecting on PTA's relationship with democratic policy making. This issue is raised in a political climate that is regularly portrayed as a ‘post-truth era’ and influenced by the rise of radical right populism. Democratic policy making is described in terms of problem structuring that depends on powering, scientific puzzling, participation and deliberation. Regulative democratic ideals, l...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

A Multiple-Attribute Decision Making-based approach for smart city rankings design
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Soledad Escolar, Félix J. Villanueva, Maria J. Santofimia, David Villa, Xavier del Toro, Juan Carlos LópezAbstractRankings are a valuable element for city-comparison purposes since results withdrawn from these comparisons can, eventually, support the evaluation of strategic decisions taken by cities. Smart city rankings are not an exception and, as they draw more attention, the number of them exponentially increases. This paper evaluates the appropriateness of existing smart city rankings for quantifyi...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Navigating platform urbanism
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Shenja van der Graaf, Pieter BallonAbstractThe smart city imaginary has become a recurring theme within critical urban geography and entails a distinct set of rationalities. Here, we are interested in grappling with the current ‘place’ of smart cities in the context of what seems to be an emerging platform urbanism, thereby highlighting a complex platform-based ecosystem encompassing private and public organisations and citizens. Our point of departure is the operationalization of three intertwined trend...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Collaborative open foresight - A new approach for inspiring discontinuous and sustainability-oriented innovations
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Melanie Wiener, Regina Gattringer, Franz StrehlAbstractDisruptive changes (e.g. new technologies, services, and business models) present a variety of opportunities and risks for companies. They can contribute significantly not only to economic success but also to greater sustainability. Nevertheless, it is not a trivial task for established companies to recognize the potential of disruptive changes and to implement innovations in time. In this context, foresight and openness are proposed as promising approaches. Thi...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Do crowdfunding returns reward risk? Evidences from clean-tech projects
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Nuno Bento, Gianfranco Gianfrate, Sara Virginia GroppoAbstractThe growing literature on crowdfunding has mostly focused on the determinants of campaigns success, as well as on the legal and macroeconomic drivers of the crowdfunding diffusion as a mean to finance innovative projects. Still there are scant evidences on whether the returns for crowdfunders are consistent with the risk profile of crowdfunded projects. By studying 365 European clean-tech projects which raised capital via crowdfunding, we show that once t...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Sustainability in equity crowdfunding
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Silvio VismaraAbstractExisting studies on the relationship between sustainability and crowdfunding are focused on campaigns that provide rewards for backers. Equity crowdfunding is substantially different in terms of motivations to invest as well as in size, horizon, and expectations of the investment. For the first time – using a sample of 345 initial equity offerings in United Kingdom platforms Crowdcube and Seedrs in the period 2014–2015 – this study provides evidence of the attractiveness of su...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Economic and policy uncertainty in climate change mitigation: The London Smart City case scenario
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Gabriela Contreras, Federico PlataniaAbstractDespite the overwhelming consensus within the scientific community concerning the causes and effects of climate change, decision-making processes often do not point out in the same direction. In order to effectively and satisfactorily tackle climate change, a legally and politically binding long-term policy architecture is needed. In practice, however, central governments and international policymakers have been unable to provide a successful policy architecture. Yet, cit...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Digital academic entrepreneurship: The potential of digital technologies on academic entrepreneurship
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Pierluigi Rippa, Giustina SecundoAbstractToday's digital technologies, such as social media, business analytics, the Internet of Things, big data, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, cloud and cyber-solutions and MOOCs, permeate every private and public organization. However, even if this phenomenon has been analyzed for entrepreneurship in general, to the best of our knowledge, the impact of digital technologies on academic entrepreneurship remains not only slightly addressed. With the aim of filling this gap, thi...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Entrepreneurial urbanism and technological panacea: Why Smart City planning needs to go beyond corporate visioning?
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Rama Krishna Reddy KummithaAbstractAs the creation of smart cities continues to grow exponentially across the globe, the entrepreneurial-driven push for technology raises a number of fundamental questions about the potential roles of various players in reaching the desired aim of city-level efficiency. By briefly contextualizing the entrepreneurial smart city endeavor, I discuss four major concerns that entrepreneurial aspirations may raise: i) the usage, appropriation, and effectiveness of technology, ii) social po...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Make disruptive technological change happen - The case of additive manufacturing
Publication date: Available online 9 April 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Daniela Maresch, Johannes GartnerAbstractDisruptive technological change can contribute to a more abundant world. However, potentially disruptive technologies often struggle to significantly influence practice. One prominent example is additive manufacturing (AM). Although AM is often regarded as the next great technological revolution in waiting, it has not yet established itself on a large scale in many fields of application. We investigate the reasons behind those challenges by looking at the various fields in wh...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Smart infrastructure technologies: Crowdsourcing future development and benefits for Australian communities
In this study, international and domestic stakeholder inputs on the future role of smart ICT in advancing Australia's infrastructure development and operations were crowdsourced for analysis. The study identifies several forms of smart ICT (e.g. building information modelling software) enabled infrastructure that possesses potential to deliver over A$9 billion per annum in domestic economic improvements, with commensurate advancement of communities, regions and urban environments. However, to be effective these smart ICT require enablement through open and interoperable data, sound governance and policy, and government lea...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Development profiles and accumulation of technological capabilities in Latin America
The objective is to identify and analyse development profiles of Latin American countries (in terms of TES and SPS), and discuss it relationship with the characteristics of TCA at the firm level. This research departures from descriptive statistics based on Innovation Surveys for the TCA analysis at the firm and country level, and combines different steps and tools to asses country development profiles: (i) a long-term analysis (1980–2010) to verify the existence of cointegration between TES and SPS; and (ii) the identification and estimation of long run paths that determine three different country profiles. Finally,...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Socio-technical scenarios as a methodological tool to explore social and political feasibility in low-carbon transitions: Bridging computer models and the multi-level perspective in UK electricity generation (2010–2050)
Publication date: Available online 12 April 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): F.W. Geels, A. McMeekin, B. PflugerAbstractSocial acceptance and political feasibility are important issues in low-carbon transitions. Since computer models struggle to address these issues, the paper advances socio-technical scenarios as a novel methodological tool. Contributing to recent dialogue approaches, we develop an eight-step methodological procedure that produces socio-technical scenarios through various interactions between the multi-level perspective and computer models. As a specific contribution, we p...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Motivation and challenges for e-commerce in e-waste recycling under “Big data” context: A perspective from household willingness in China
Publication date: Available online 12 April 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Bin Zhang, Zhanjie Du, Bo Wang, Zhaohua WangAbstractWith the emerging technology and consumption modes under “Big data” context, e-commerce has arisen as a new trend for e-waste recycling. This paper conducted a questionnaire survey from 896 residents living in the cities of China, to explore the development of e-commerce in e-waste recycling. An ordered logit regression model was employed to reveal the key drivers and barriers for residents to choose e-commerce for their e-waste recycling. The results ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The organization activity: A foresight approach of theoretical knowledge evolution in management science
Publication date: Available online 13 April 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Jean-Claude CouletAbstractThis paper aims to look at the evolution of knowledge in management science, in its dynamic and its relation with the notions of activity and resource, as well as the impact of the general model (input data, processing, output data) used by information processing theories. In this logic, we try to show how the activity approach offers new perspectives, both in terms of the main orientations in resource-based theory (“competence-based management”, “knowledge based view&rdq...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Initiating a system for visualizing and measuring dynamic knowledge
This article closes with a summary of key results and implications, which give us cause to rethink some concepts, assumptions and implications in the literature. (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Creating entrepreneurial universities in an emerging economy: Evidence from Brazil
Publication date: Available online 15 April 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Gustavo Dalmarco, Willem Hulsink, Guilherme V. BloisAbstractThe concept of the entrepreneurial university aims to promote the transfer of academic knowledge to companies and foster socio-economic development. The first wave occurred at pioneering universities in the United States like MIT and Stanford, defining a university-wide patent policy, establishing a technology transfer policy, setting up university-industry partnerships and churning out new companies. The second wave occurred in Western Europe, with ivory ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Effectuation and foresight – An exploratory study of the implicit links between the two concepts
This study opens a number of new perspectives for building foresight approaches that would be more adapted for entrepreneurs, notably in the initial stages of the development of their projects, as well as some possibilities for possible future research developments. (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The links between French school of foresight and organizational learning: An assessment of developments in the last ten years
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Jean-Philippe Bootz, Régine Monti, Philippe Durance, Vincent Pacini, Pierre ChapuyAbstractThe aim of our paper is to provide a comprehensive analysis of current foresight practices and their impact on organizational learning, highlighting recent developments. The analysis is based on around forty foresight projects conducted by the CNAM community of practice in the last ten years or so, based on the typology proposed by Bootz (2003) and Bootz and Monti (2008). The aim is twofold: first, we test the robustnes...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The characteristics and influencing factors of entrepreneurial behaviour: The case of new state-owned firms in the new energy automobile industry in an emerging economy
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Li Cai, Xiuqing Peng, Ling WangAbstractAlthough research on entrepreneurial behaviour has drawn a great deal of attention, contextualised studies of entrepreneurial behaviour, such as those conducted in emerging economies, are limited and leave many issues unsolved. In this paper, we analyse the characteristics and influencing factors of entrepreneurial behaviour for new state-owned firms in the new energy automobile industry in the context of China's emerging economy. Using an exploratory case study and the qualit...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The relationship between population growth and capital allocation in urbanization
Publication date: Available online 19 April 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Juan Shang, Pengfei Li, Ling Li, Yong ChenAbstractOver the past three decades, China is experiencing a massive rural-urban migration. Research have identified issues in the rapid urbanization in China and explored the solutions. But the roles that population growth and capital allocation play in urbanization were disconnected in previous studies. As such, this study explores the interaction between urban-rural population distribution and capital allocation in the process of urbanization. In specific, this paper per...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The structure and dynamics of the ceo's “small world” of stakeholders. An application to industrial downsizing
This article mobilizes social network analysis and complex networks theory to build a dynamic theory of stakeholders' networks. One approach to business networks highlights a “small world” structure characterized by dense clusters of stakeholders connected by very few ties. To varying degrees corporate leaders are embedded in clusters of stakeholders, and such clusters are subject to systemic shocks that can be random or intentionally provoked by the CEO. This framework is used to analyze the evolution of the employment relationship during an industrial restructuring. The employment contract is not limited to a...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Smart home: Highly-educated students' acceptance
This study explores the impact of Smart home dimensions on highly-educated students, drawn from what is known as the “digital native” population, one of the key components of the smart living concept. As digital natives are already engaged with the adoption of new technologies and sustainable development, we have postulated that they would be keen to use smart technologies in the home that could improve their daily life while preserving the environment. This study tests a scale developed to measure consumer perception of the Smart Home Concept (SHC) and the impact on “Performance Expectancy” and &ld...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research