Circular economy and big data analytics: A stakeholder perspective
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Shivam Gupta, Haozhe Chen, Benjamin T. Hazen, Sarabjot Kaur, Ernesto D.R. Santibañez GonzalezAbstractThe business concept of the circular economy (CE) has gained significant momentum among practitioners and researchers alike. However, successful adoption and implementation of this paradigm of managing business remains a challenge. In this article, we build a case for utilizing big data analytics (BDA) as a fundamental basis for informed and data driven decision making in supply chain networks supporting CE. W...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Industry 4.0 and capability development in manufacturing subsidiaries
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Andrea SzalavetzAbstractThis paper investigates whether advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) can modify the patterns of upgrading in manufacturing subsidiaries operating in FDI hosting factory economies. Does the digital transformation of local manufacturing engender the accumulation of local technological and R&D capabilities, or the beneficial impact of AMT remains confined to production capability?Analysis is based on primary data collected through in-depth interviews with a sample of high-flying manufac...
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Strategic learning for digital market pioneering: Examining the transformation of Wishberry's crowdfunding model
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Gaurav Gupta, Indranil BoseAbstractPioneering digital firms are often built on novel business models that differentiate them from their competition. Striving for the right business model is a challenge for entrepreneurs. In their digital endeavors, firms often experiment with multiple business models before converging on to a specific, focused model that they choose to pursue. An intriguing question in this domain is how do digital market pioneers gain strategic knowledge for the transformation of their business mod...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Narrating the future: A distentive capability approach to strategic foresight
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): David Sarpong, Eve Eyres, Georgios BatsakisAbstractStrategic foresight encompasses thinking and organizing differently within the contingencies of the present in ways that is mindful of the unpredictable future. Building on the Ricoeurian notion of distentio- ‘the stretching of consciousness through simultaneous attention to memory and expectation’, we develop the concept of distentive capability as a spatio-temporal process of ‘way-finding’ that sustains the creative emergence of strategic f...
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Digital Disruption beyond Uber and Airbnb—Tracking the long tail of the sharing economy
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Andrea Geissinger, Christofer Laurell, Christian SandströmAbstractThe sharing economy can be regarded as a discontinuous innovation that creates increased abundance throughout society. Extant literature on the sharing economy has been predominantly concerned with Uber and Airbnb. As little is known about where the sharing economy is gaining momentum beyond transportation and accommodation, the purpose of this paper is to map in what sectors of the economy it is perceived to gain traction. Drawing on data from s...
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The rise of electronic social networks and implications for advertisers
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Zakaria BabutsidzeAbstractThe raise of modern digital communication technologies, most notably electronic social networks, transforms structures through which consumers interact with one another. In this paper we distinguish between two channels through which product promotion affects sales. The direct channel always positively affects consumers' pre-purchase valuation. The indirect channel goes through word-of-mouth (WoM) and can be either positive or negative. The sentiment contained in WoM is generated by the com...
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Identifying and monitoring the development trends of emerging technologies using patent analysis and Twitter data mining: The case of perovskite solar cell technology
Publication date: Available online 28 June 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Xin Li, Qianqian Xie, Jiaojiao Jiang, Yuan Zhou, Lucheng HuangAbstractMonitoring the emergence of emerging technologies helps managers and decision makers to identify development trends in emerging technologies is crucial for government research and development (R&D), strategic planning, social investment, and enterprise practices. Researchers usually use academic papers and patent data to identify and monitoring the trends of emerging technologies from a technological perspective, but they rarely make use of so...
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Institutional capabilities and technology upgrading: The case of the nuclear industry in Korea
This article explores the development process of regulatory innovation during the stages of upgrading innovation based technology for late industrialized countries. Using three cases of complex products in the nuclear industry, with special reference to (South) Korea, we investigate the regulatory innovation and formation process between regulators and developers. Although exploratory, this study shows that when the technical characteristics of a product are similar to those of existing platforms, minor institutional innovation is settled easily. On the contrary, as the discontinuity of a product technology increases, it b...
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Legitimacy building and e-commerce platform development in China: The experience of Alibaba
Publication date: Available online 28 June 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Jooyoung Kwak, Yue Zhang, Jiang YuAbstractAlthough existing studies have connected the emergence and development of e-commerce with infrastructure, culture, and regulations, we approach technological and platform acceptance from the perspective of legitimacy building. In our study, legitimacy is categorized into market, relational, and social legitimacy, and the link between each type of legitimacy and acceptance is explored. We select the case of Alibaba and argue that Alibaba was especially competent in building l...
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A principal–agent perspective on consumer co-production: Crowdfunding and the redefinition of consumer power
This article treats crowdfunding, a practice that helps firms fund new projects using online communities of consumers, as a specific case of co-production. Through the lens of principal–agent theory, the article examines the agency relationship in co-production through which a company delegates some parts of the production process to consumers, empowering them. More specifically, a qualitative study uncovers three issues in the agency relationship created by crowdfunding. The issues pertain to the funding source, approval of a project, and community management, and all represent sources of empowerment for consumers. ...
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Disruptive technologies and abundance in the service sector - toward a refined technology acceptance model
In this study, we address this puzzle by investigating the factors influencing the intention to use a disruptive technology. We draw on the example of mobile payment and develop and test a refined technology acceptance model. Results indicate that the intention to use mobile payment services is positively affected by perceived usefulness, perceived compatibility, perceived personal innovativeness, and perceived social influence, but is negatively affected by perceived risk. Both perceived costs and perceived risk mitigate the positive impact of several other characteristics. Our findings provide points of leverage to bette...
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Changing trends in internet startup value propositions, from the perspective of the customer
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Huong Van Le, Min-ho SuhAbstractStartups are a rising trend among entrepreneurs regardless of age, educational background, and gender. However, given the rapid increase in the number of newly established startups, the percent of businesses that fail is not insignificant. One of the many reasons why startups fail is the difficulty of identifying a clear value proposition from the customer's perspective. This should be carefully considered. Hence, this research aims to analyze the information on Internet startup value...
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Digital entrepreneurship and field conditions for institutional change– Investigating the enabling role of cities
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Andrea Geissinger, Christofer Laurell, Christian Sandström, Klas Eriksson, Rasmus NykvistAbstractDigital entrepreneurship may result in institutional turbulence and new initiatives are frequently blocked by vested interest groups who posit superior financial and relational resources. In this paper, we explore the role of cities in facilitating digital entrepreneurship and overcoming institutional resistance to innovation. Drawing upon two historical case studies of digital entrepreneurship in the city of Stockho...
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In crowdfunding we trust? Investigating crowdfunding success as a signal for enhancing trust in sustainable product features
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeAuthor(s): Peter Wehnert, Christian V. Baccarella, Markus BeckmannAbstractCrowdfunding has been discussed as a tool for acquiring resources, a way of communicating information to potential investors, and a means of testing the market potential of entrepreneurial projects. Yet, little is known about how successful crowdfunding influences consumers' perceptions about a product or its features. We assume that mentioning a successful crowdfunding campaign in a product advertisement can provide valuable quality signals. Such signals...
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A modeling approach for evaluating green performance of a hotel supply chain
This study aims to develop a tool to evaluate and compare green performances of hotel supply chains. For this purpose, fifteen green criteria, which are then classified as basic green practices and advanced green practices, are extracted from related studies. Later, importance weights of these criteria are determined with the contributions of twenty hotel managers in Turkey. The results indicate that the basic green practices are regarded more important by the managers than the advanced ones. In addition, a fuzzy Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method is proposed to get a green perfo...
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Creating organisational futures knowledge in Finnish companies
This article focuses on how organisations create knowledge about futures, and how these knowledge creation practices could be improved. The article is based on empirical data on Finnish companies as well as on conceptual work on the nature and the use of futures knowledge. The main message of the article is that the organisational practices of futures knowledge creation have a narrow and singular scope, they treat futures knowledge as a separate block and they are not based on best practices in foresight. We propose ways to improve the current knowledge creation practices and discuss the roles of foresight practitioners an...
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Smart and sustainable? Five tensions in the visions and practices of the smart-sustainable city in Europe and North America
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Chris J. Martin, James Evans, Andrew KarvonenAbstractSmart cities are increasingly advocated by governments and the private sector as the primary means to deliver urban sustainability. Particularly in Europe and North America, the smart city is envisioned as a place where digital technologies are deployed to ‘solve’ urban sustainability problems. Such visions have been broadly critiqued in the urban studies literature for reflecting techno-utopian, neoliberal approaches to urban development that exert corporat...
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Environmental regulations, staff quality, green technology, R&D efficiency, and profit in manufacturing
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Malin Song, Shuhong Wang, Jing SunAbstractThis paper examines the relationships among environmental regulations (ER), staff quality (SQ), R&D efficiency (RDE), green technology (GT), and profit. The research sample comprises 1197 firms in 16 manufacturing industries in China, during 2008 and 2015. DEA-based measures are employed to research firm RDEs, and the results show that SQ is essential for high RDE and GT (as expected), but the main effects of SQ are mixed. Importantly, we find that ER moderates the SQ-GT, SQ-R...
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Analyzing the green efficiency of arable land use in China
In this study, a non-radial directional distance function (NDDF) approach is used to evaluate and analyze the green efficiency of arable land use of China's 30 provinces and cities during the period 1995–2013. The study finds that the green efficiency of arable land use in China shows a trend that is first declining and then increasing. Northeast China is the most efficient, followed by the southwestern region, the eastern region, and the northwestern region; the central region has the lowest efficiency. At the provincial level, the green efficiency of arable land use in Guangdong is the highest, followed by Guangxi ...
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Innovation policies of Cyprus during the global economic crisis: Aligning financial institutions with National Innovation System
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Chrystalla Kapetaniou, Marios Samdanis, Soo Hee LeeAbstractPrevious research has overlooked the complementarity between National Innovation Systems and financial institutions. This paper extends the literature on National Innovation Systems, arguing that innovation policies should incorporate the particular needs of a nation's innovation system and the current conditions of that nation's financial environment. This development is important because the financial environment is malleable and subject to exogenous events, suc...
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Two faces of scientific knowledge in the external technology search process
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Hyundo Choi, Jungwoo Shin, Won-Sik HwangAbstractScientific knowledge enhances the process of external technology search, which is key to generating technological innovations. We propose the interaction effects of scientific knowledge with two technology search dimensions: external technology search intensity (scale) and external technology search scope. We examine these interaction effects in the generation of technological outcomes by comparing between sectors with creative accumulation (hydrogen energy) and creative des...
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Tracing financial innovation diffusion and substitution trajectories. Recent evidence on exchange-traded funds in Japan and South Korea
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Adam Marszk, Ewa LechmanAbstractSince the rapid growth of the popularity of ETFs, the potential substitution between innovative financial products, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and traditional investment funds (open-end and closed-end funds) is recognized as one of the most-discussed issues in the financial industry. This is the first study to empirically verify and compare the diffusion and substitution of ETFs using monthly data on their assets in two selected countries. The main aim of this paper is to provide in-dept...
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The effect of firms' relational capabilities on knowledge acquisition and co-creation with universities
This study examines how firms' relational capabilities influence two main approaches to sourcing knowledge from universities, namely, acquiring and co-creating knowledge. By adopting a sequential mixed methods design to gather empirical evidence from firms that interact with universities, it contributes to unravelling the puzzle presented in the literature on the positive effects and drawbacks of relational capabilities. We find that the balance between the opposing effects of relational capabilities differs depending on the knowledge sourcing approach. While capabilities for aligning goals, objectives, and routines/practi...
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Smart manufacturing technology, market maturity analysis and technology roadmap in the computer and electronic product manufacturing industry
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Hsi-Peng Lu, Chien-I WengAbstractThrough a survey and analysis of the available literature, this paper briefly depicts the background of the development of Industry 4.0 (i.e., Smart Manufacturing) and corresponding industry development policies of various major countries. A smart manufacturing key technology architecture is proposed to classify nineteen key technologies as belonging to a sensor layer, an integration layer, an intelligent layer or a response layer. A technology roadmap is developed as the framework and key...
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Cultural dissimilarity: Boon or bane for technology diffusion?
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Elena Beretta, Magda Fontana, Marco Guerzoni, Alexander JordanAbstractThe paper provides a theoretical model of technology adoption based on the idea that the diffusion of information about a technology depends both on the social structure of the adopters and their degree of assortativity. We propose a framework that - while retaining the core assumptions of epidemic diffusion models - allows for explicit modelling of the social structure via social network and of agents cultural heterogeneity via agent-based simulation. ...
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The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered: Democratic Culture, Professional Codes, Digital Future, Jeffrey C. Alexander, Elizabeth Butler Breese, Maria Luengo (Eds.). Cambridge University Press, New York (2016), 298 pp.. ISBN-13: 9781107085251, £65 (hbk)
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Amber Geurts (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
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Signalling experience & reciprocity to temper asymmetric information in crowdfunding evidence from 10,000 projects
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): William E. Davies, Emanuele GiovannettiAbstractCrowdfunding is a diffused project finance practice for funding early-stage projects by directly involving a large number of people by means of remote interaction through ICT-enabled platforms. Based on the original collection of empirical evidence from 10,000 Kickstarter crowdfunding projects, this paper develops a conceptual framework to understand and estimate the key predictors of success or failure for these funding campaigns. The main focus is on developing and testing ...
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Bridging S&T and innovation in Russia: A historical perspective
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Mikhail Gershman, Leonid Gokhberg, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Vitaly RoudAbstractThis paper analyzes the numerous governments' attempts to build a bridge between science and innovation, starting from the times of the Russian Empire up to the present day. We argue that throughout the whole history of Russian science, the government, being the main driver of scientific development, has largely failed to organize knowledge transfers and incentivize companies to innovate. The empirical evidence shows that nowadays only a very small ...
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Towards 5G: Scenario-based assessment of the future supply and demand for mobile telecommunications infrastructure
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Edward Oughton, Zoraida Frias, Tom Russell, Douglas Sicker, David D. CleevelyAbstractMoving from 4G LTE to 5G is an archetypal example of technological change. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) who fail to adapt will likely lose market share. Hitherto, qualitative frameworks have been put forward to aid with business model adaptation for MNOs facing on the one hand increasing traffic growth, while on the other declining revenues. In this analysis, we provide a complementary scenario-based assessment of 5G infrastructure str...
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The interplay of leadership, absorptive capacity, and organizational learning culture in open innovation: Testing a moderated mediation model
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): M. Muzamil Naqshbandi, Ibrahim TabcheAbstractResearchers have used several constructs to explain the success and failure of organizations' open innovation initiatives. Building upon the resource-based view of the firm, we develop a model to explain how leadership interacts with absorptive capacity and organizational learning culture to influence open innovation outcomes. The model is tested empirically using data sourced from managers working in diverse sectors in India. Results reveal that empowering leadership leads to ...
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Unpacking the coexistence between improvement and innovation in world-class manufacturing: A dynamic capability approach
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Andrea Furlan, Andrea VinelliAbstractRecent contributions in management and organizational literature call for research to investigate how companies can simultaneously pursue initiatives of improvement and innovation. Questions also remain about the extent to which a commitment to continuous improvement hinders innovation. Blending organizational literature with lean management literature on Just in Time, we propose a model that shows how improvement and innovation can co-exist within the same manufacturing plant. We test...
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Impact of competition from unregistered firms on R&D investment by industrial sectors in emerging economies
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Jorge A. Heredia Pérez, Martin H. Kunc, Susanne Durst, Alejandro Flores, Cristian GeldesAbstractThis research evaluates the impact of competition from unregistered firms on R&D investment by formal firms in emerging economies by considering their industrial sector and institutional factors, such as intellectual property rights. We performed a study using the propensity score matching approach and the World Bank Enterprise Survey of 16 Latin American emerging economies. We observed that the R&D investment re...
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Latecomer firms' combination of strategies in a specialized suppliers sector: A comparative case study of the Korean plastic injection molding machine industry
This article provides new empirical evidence and an analytical framework for explaining an importance of optimal combinations of strategies in a latecomer firm's success. (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
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Thinking together about the future when you are not together: The effectiveness of using developed scenarios among geographically distributed groups
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Aiwen Hew, Robert K. Perrons, Simon Washington, Lionel Page, Zudou ZhengAbstractScenarios have been effectively used over the years to trigger and accelerate learning, to stretch the mental models of managers, and as a tool for helping executives to develop strategies in the face of uncertainty. However, the scenario literature frequently assumes a high degree of continuity between the scenario-building process and the use of the resulting scenarios in strategy development, and that the participants throughout these proce...
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Identifying the features of reputable users in eWOM communities by using Particle Swarm Optimization
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): M.R. Martínez-Torres, F.J. Arenas-Marquez, M. Olmedilla, S.L. ToralAbstractElectronic Word-of-Mouth communities have become popular over the last several years as websites where people can share their online reviews about any type of product or service. As a mechanism to improve trust, posted reviews can also be scored by the rest of the community in terms of helpfulness, so users can reach a high level of reputation through their interactions with other users and can thus increase their credibility. The aim of thi...
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The diminishing effect of VC reputation: Is it hypercompetition?
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Raj V. Mahto, Saurabh Ahluwalia, Steve T. WalshAbstractVenture Capital (VC) influence on Technology Entrepreneurship (TE) and economic development has prompted policy makers to devote significant resources for attracting VCs to their area, especially VCs with a higher reputation. The VC literature has traditionally supported the importance of VC firm reputation to success of entrepreneurial firms and entrepreneurial activity in a region. The VC industry structure, where the VC firm reputation strongly determines their pow...
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Understanding the heterogeneity of innovation modes: Performance effects, barriers, and demand for state support
This study explores the potential of the innovation modes, a firm-level taxonomy of innovation behavior, to provide a reasonable treatment for the growing complexity and multidimensionality of company strategies, incentives, and demands. The data on the Russian manufacturing enterprises from two complementary surveys are used to estimate broader features of the firms pursuing particular innovation modes, including the intensity, efficiency, and impact of innovation activities, the importance of factors, hampering the performance and the heterogeneity of demand for the policy support measures. Resulting composition of the f...
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Drivers, inhibitors and the future of co-operative financial institutions: A Delphi study on South African perspective
This study investigates the performance drivers and inhibitors in South Africa's Co-operative Financial Institutions (CFIs) by employing a hybrid Delphi-SWOT study. Issues generated by 36 experts over four rounds of questionnaires, suggest that the sector is suffering more from internal than external inhibitors. From the 22 future developments identified by these experts, six growth strategies within the control or influence of management were drawn in the areas of technology, people, marketing, culture shift, environmental and policy interventions. The study presents a CFI performance ecosystem based on identifying key dr...
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Evolutionary paths and influencing factors towards digital maturity: An analysis of the status quo in Swiss hospitals
ConclusionAlthough there are different ways to influence the perceived digital maturity of a hospital, the most promising way is to invest in hardware and software because investments in personnel development or enhancements of operations and maintenance services did not show a significant relation. In conclusion, digital maturity is a hospital's organizational asset that needs to be maintained and nurtured over time. (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
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Can we solve wicked problems? A conceptual framework and a collective intelligence system to support problem analysis and solution design for complex social issues
Publication date: August 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133Author(s): Gianluca Elia, Alessandro MargheritaAbstractWicked problems are complex and multifaceted issues that have no single solution, and are perceived by different stakeholders through contrasting views. Examples in the social context include climate change, poverty, energy production, sanitation, sustainable cities, pollution and homeland security. Extant research has been addressed to support open discussion and collaborative decision making in wicked scenarios, but complexities derive from the difficulty to leverage multiple ...
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Directing the technology intelligence activity: An ‘information needs’ template for initiating the search
Publication date: September 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 134Author(s): Clive Kerr, Robert PhaalAbstractIn technology-intensive sectors, strategic planning requires relevant and timely information about new/emerging technologies – this is a critical input. Therefore, technology intelligence activities should be directed to capture and deliver pertinent technological information. However, there is a distinct lack of tools for helping organizations to determine what constitutes useful/appropriate information for their needs. To address this issue, an ‘information needs’ tem...
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Editorial Board
Publication date: September 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 134Author(s): (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
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A bibliometric review of the innovation adoption literature
Publication date: September 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 134Author(s): Johannes A.W.H. van Oorschot, Erwin Hofman, Johannes I.M. HalmanAbstractInnovation adoption is of utmost importance for company survival. That is why it is important to develop a thorough understanding of this research domain and the themes it encapsulates. Since the early work of Everett Rogers, the adoption of innovation literature has attracted considerable attention and has continued to grow rapidly, resulting in a large but fragmented body of literature. The goal of this study is to provide a coherent overview of ...
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Level 5 autonomy: The new face of disruption in road transport
Publication date: September 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 134Author(s): Jean-Paul SkeeteAbstractBy 2020, the EU road transport sector is poised to deploy a host of advanced Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), including connected and autonomous vehicles (AVs), that are expected to significantly ‘disrupt’ the automotive sector. This vision of the future is fuelling a virtual ‘arms race’ among automakers (OEMs), who are forging unconventional alliances and investing heavily in R&D, in anticipation of a radically changed industry. Car travel seems set to undergo a ...
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The effects of task instructions in crowdsourcing innovative ideas
Publication date: September 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 134Author(s): Thomas Gillier, Cédric Chaffois, Mustapha Belkhouja, Yannig Roth, Barry L. BayusAbstractThe existing literature offers conflicting advice regarding the types of task instructions that increase the quality of ideas during idea generation. Our research examines three types of task instructions: unbounded (participants are asked to generate any ideas they want), suggestive (participants are asked to propose ideas that improve current product benefits), and prohibitive (participants are asked to propose ideas that d...
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The determinants of network effects: Evidence from online games business ecosystems
This article not only contributes to the determinants of network effect theories, but also has implications for the practitioners in the MMORPG industry. (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
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Scientific research driven by large-scale infrastructure projects: A case study of the Three Gorges Project in China
Publication date: September 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 134Author(s): Hanchen Jiang, Maoshan Qiang, Qixiang Fan, Mengqing ZhangAbstractLarge-scale infrastructure projects have important strategic positions in economy and social development, especially in developing countries, and are growing constantly larger and more complex. During the life cycle of a large-scale infrastructure project, technological problems and environmental and socio-economic impacts drive relevant scientific research. However, few empirical studies have been conducted to examine the interaction between project and ...
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Technological composition of US metropolitan statistical areas with high-impact patents
Publication date: September 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 134Author(s): Hyo Shin Choi, So Young Sohn, Ho Jeong YeomAbstractBased on citations per patent (CPP) published from August 2010 to July 2015, this study identifies the technological impact structure of regions across US metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). Gini coefficients are used to compare the CPP concentration levels of MSAs, while exploratory factor analysis is applied to identify the colocation of CPP fields. Hot spots of CPP factors are explored using Getis-Ord Gi*. The results reveal variations among the CPP concentration...
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Technological reflectiveness from a managerial capability perspective
Publication date: September 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 134Author(s): Nelson Andrade-Valbuena, Juan Pablo TorresAbstractThe purpose of this research is to analyze how managers reflect on technological shifts when they recognize opportunities to innovate in their organizations. We conceptualize that a deliberated reflection of technological shifts enhances the manager's disposition for promoting the use of new technological releases in the development of innovation processes. We obtain evidence supporting that reflection on technological shifts mediates the relationship between managerial...
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