Bridging S & amp;T and innovation in Russia: A historical perspective
Publication date: August 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133 Author(s): Mikhail Gershman, Leonid Gokhberg, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Vitaly Roud This 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 share...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Cultural dissimilarity: Boon or bane for technology diffusion?
Publication date: August 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133 Author(s): Elena Beretta, Magda Fontana, Marco Guerzoni, Alexander Jordan The 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. Decis...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

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 ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

From my perspective: The globalization paradox
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Fred Phillips (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

How structural embeddedness leads to pioneering orientation
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): María J. Ruiz-Ortega, Pedro M. García-Villaverde, Gloria Parra-Requena This paper studies the influence of structural embeddedness (SE) on pioneering orientation (PO) in the Spanish shoe industry. The results obtained indicate that SE has a curvilinear relationship (inverted U-shape) with PO. This curvilinear relationship is moderated by both technological and marketing capabilities in opposite directions. While the relationship is weaker with an increase in technological capabilities, it is stronger...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Technology in the 21st century: New challenges and opportunities
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Jie Sheng, Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Xiaojun Wang Although big data, big data analytics (BDA) and business intelligence have attracted growing attention of both academics and practitioners, a lack of clarity persists about how BDA has been applied in business and management domains. In reflecting on Professor Ayre's contributions, we want to extend his ideas on technological change by incorporating the discourses around big data, BDA and business intelligence. With this in mind, we integrate the burgeoning but disjoi...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

How do companies organize nascent markets? The BlaBlaCar case in the inter-city shared mobility market
This study explores how an online market platform, BlaBlaCar, has been able to organize the nascent market of inter-city shared mobility. Data were gathered via three in-depth interviews with BlaBlaCar's managers, more than two hundred newspaper articles and other archival information. Using an inductive qualitative approach, the case analysis reveals that in claiming, demarcating and controlling the market, BlaBlaCar has adopted a unique course of action while also leveraging on specific social media functional building blocks for creating, extending and locking-in the community of its users. The study concludes with impl...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Technological composition of US metropolitan statistical areas with high-impact patents
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Hyo Shin Choi, So Young Sohn, Ho Jeong Yeom Based 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 le...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Towards a higher socio-economic impact through shared understanding of product requirements in emerging markets: The case of the Indian healthcare innovations
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Nivedita Agarwal, Alexander Brem, Michael Grottke Emerging markets are considered to have huge economic potential, both for entrepreneurs and established firms. To foster innovation in these markets, it is important that customers and companies use the same terminology, with the same understanding of key terms. But is this really the case? Based on eight product requirements, this research empirically analyzes the perception of emerging market innovation terminologies. For this, we use the case of the Indian health...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - June 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Effects of standardization on the evolution of information and communications technology
Publication date: July 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 132 Author(s): Won Sang Lee, So Young Sohn Many studies have suggested that standardization inhibits technological change via lock-in effects. However, the negative side of standardization has been overemphasized because of insufficient empirical evidence. On the basis of the standard and triadic patents registered during 1977–2010, this study examines the associations between standardization and technological evolution in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. We apply the annual International Patent Classi...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - May 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Unraveling the space grammar of terrorist attacks: A TWC approach
Publication date: July 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 132 Author(s): Massimo Buscema, Pier Luigi Sacco, Giulia Massini, Francesca Della Torre, Marco Brogi, Massimo Salonia, Guido Ferilli In this paper, we introduce a new approach to the analysis and prediction of the spatial pattern of terrorist attacks. Our analysis makes use of a new methodology that is based upon a topological rather than geometric approach. It exploits the space grammar of the observed events to derive complex inferences which relate to the deep structural layers of the data generating process, and to the organizationa...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - May 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Are countries ready for the new meso revolution? Testing the waters for new industrial change in Korea
Publication date: July 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 132 Author(s): Junmo Kim Capitalism needs momentum and market for growth. Even without subscribing to a specific academic school, capitalism has felt the need for theories or mechanisms to overcome crises in the past. This research tries to shed light on the recent momentum of industry 4.0 with an expanded scope that includes this wave in a series of meso revolutions brought about by the spread of capitalism. After reviewing a lineage of theories that could shape meso revolutions in economic history, this research used Bank of Korea's d...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - May 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Environmental regulations, staff quality, green technology, R & amp;D efficiency, and profit in manufacturing
Publication date: August 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 133 Author(s): Malin Song, Shuhong Wang, Jing Sun This 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-RD...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - May 9, 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 - April 15, 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 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Jean-Claude Coulet (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 14, 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 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Bin Zhang, Zhanjie Du, Bo Wang, Zhaohua Wang With 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 show ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 13, 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 - April 12, 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 - April 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Make disruptive technological change happen - The case of additive manufacturing
Publication date: Available online 9 April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Daniela Maresch, Johannes Gartner Disruptive 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 which A...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

How does gamification improve user experience? An empirical investigation on the antecedences and consequences of user experience and its mediating role
Publication date: Available online 7 April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Chia-Lin Hsu, Mu-Chen Chen Given the growing commercial importance of the “user experience”, better application of gamification. Thus, this study aims at exploring the antecedents and consequences of user experience and its mediating role in an online gamification context. Specifically, this study uses structural equation modeling to test the causal relationships among perceived mobility, utilitarian and hedonic features, user experience, perceived benefits (self-benefit and social benefit), types of p...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Proliferation of meso-industrial revolutions: is industry 4.0 just one of the waves?
Publication date: Available online 7 April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Junmo Kim, Ador Torneo (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 7, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The interplay of leadership, absorptive capacity, and organizational learning culture in open innovation: Testing a moderated mediation model
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): M. Muzamil Naqshbandi, Ibrahim Tabche Researchers 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...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Incorporating ecosystem services into agricultural management based on land use/cover change in Northeastern China
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Jinyan Zhan, Xi Chu, Zhihui Li, Siqi Jia, Guofeng Wang Land use/cover change (LUCC) in Northeastern China (NEC) has dynamically changed over the past several decades. However, few LUCC studies have examined the value of ecosystem services (VES) in major grain production areas involved in national food production. Measuring this process and incorporating VES into agricultural management can provide a scientific basis for environmental management and sustainable agricultural development. Thus, taking NEC as an examp...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 4, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Shifting Wealth II in Chinese economy. The effect of the horizontal technology spillover for SMEs for international growth
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): M. Del Giudice, V. Scuotto, A. Garcia-Perez, A. Petruzzelli The convergence of technology upgrading such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and digital and social networking platforms provides new directions and solutions for companies. The proposed research seeks to capitalise on and critically interrogate such convergence, how it works and the challenges connectivity brings for internal local life and external global markets of small to medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs have been considered the most innovative...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The effect on innovation of beginning informal: Empirical evidence from  Kenya
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): Pedro Mendi, Robert Mudida We analyze firm-level data from a survey conducted in Kenya in 2013 referring to innovation activities in the 2010–12 period. We use the data to study the impact on a firm's innovation decisions of the firm beginning operations as an informal firm, specifically on technological innovativeness, which comprises the introduction of new products and processes, marketing innovativeness, organizational innovativeness, and on the importance of obstacles to technological innovation. We find past i...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Opportunity or necessity? Conceptualizing entrepreneurship at African small-scale mines
This article critically examines the policy environment in place for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing – in sub-Saharan Africa, with a view to determining whether there is adequate ‘space’ for the sector's operators to flourish as entrepreneurs. In recent years, there has been growing attention paid to ASM in the region, particularly as a vehicle for stimulating local economic development. The work being planned under the Africa Mining Vision (AMV), a comprehensive policy agenda adopted by African heads of state in February 2009, co...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

“Hub” organisations in Kenya: What are they? What do they do? And what is their potential?
This study aims to contribute towards addressing this gap by examining hub organisations in Kenya. More specifically, and drawing upon in-depth qualitative case study research with three hubs, it examines: the nature of hubs in Kenya, what they are; unpacks what they do, and especially the role of hubs as intermediaries; and evaluates the potential of hubs, including as promoters of entrepreneurship, innovation and wider positive social change in Kenya. This research identifies the multiple hybridities of hub organisations in Kenya. It finds that they perform an intermediary role working institutional voids. Finally, both ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The (non-)emergence of mobile money systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: A comparative multilevel perspective of Kenya and Nigeria
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): Jan Lepoutre, Augustina Oguntoye Mobile money systems are radically transforming the lives of a large fraction of the Sub-Saharan population. The emblematic success story of M-Pesa of Kenyan telecommunications operator Safaricom has received wide acclaim for being both the first company that launched mobile money and its mass adoption in just a few years. Despite efforts to replicate this success in other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, many are struggling to get mobile money off the ground. This paper aims to contribute...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

ICT adoption in road freight transport in Nigeria – A case study of the petroleum downstream sector
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): Abiye Tob-Ogu, Niraj Kumar, John Cullen This paper advances the ICT adoption discourse to explore ICT mechanism use, adaptation and contextual influences on management strategies in Africa. A polar-type multiple case studies approach is used to guide empirical data collection across 10 individual cases. 21 interviews were conducted with top executives and these were corroborated with over 30h of non-participant observations and archival documentation from these cases. Using a tripartite coding frame, thematic and content ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Developing a socio-technical evaluation index for tourist destination competitiveness using cognitive mapping and MCDA
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): Elias G. Carayannis, Fernando A.F. Ferreira, Paulo Bento, João J.M. Ferreira, Marjan S. Jalali, Bernardo M.Q. Fernandes The tourism sector has experienced remarkable growth over the past few years. Its relevance to the economy of a wide range of countries has made it the subject of analysis of researchers and tourist destination managers alike; in part, due to the increasing competition among tourist destinations. Interest has thus emerged in the design, development and application of methodologies that might allow...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Building Ease-of-Doing-Business synthetic indicators using a double reference point approach
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): Francisco Ruiz, José M. Cabello, Blanca Pérez-Gladish Investment decision making may require the selection of the geographical areas where the investments will be mainly done. A large number of factors could influence this decision such as the country business atmosphere, the human development level of the country and/or its political and macroeconomic stability. In this paper, we are mainly concerned with those aspects related to the ease of doing business in terms of countries' regulation. The World Bank G...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Project portfolio selection and planning with fuzzy constraints
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): Fátima Pérez, Trinidad Gómez, Rafael Caballero, Vicente Liern Selecting a project portfolio is a complex process involving many factors and considerations from the time it is proposed to the time the project portfolio is finally selected. Given that making a good selection is of crucial importance, it is essential to develop well-founded mathematical models to lead the organization to its final goal. To achieve this, such models have to reflect as closely as possible both the real situation of the org...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Analyzing determinants for promoting emerging technology through intermediaries by using a DANP-based MCDA framework
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): Shih-Hsin Chen, Wei-Ting Lin Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) has been widely considered a useful tool for evaluating decision making. Several derivatives of MCDA, including AHP, ANP, DANP, have been implemented in previous studies to construct real-world applications. However, literature combining a systematic introduction on methodological developments of MCDA with an empirical implementation in promoting technology through intermediaries is still rare. To fill in this gap, this paper begins with introducing t...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

A neuro-advertising property video recommendation system
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): A. Kaklauskas, E.K. Zavadskas, A. Banaitis, I. Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, A. Liberman, S. Dzitac, I. Ubarte, A. Binkyte, J. Cerkauskas, A. Kuzminske, A. Naumcik Many factors influence the identification of the best real estate alternatives, such as supply and demand and the social, cultural, psychological and personal factors affecting buyer behavior and the emotional state of a buyer. What are the most effective ways of choosing a property, when the selection is so vast and complex? An aid is developed here to accomplish th...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Technology assessment with IF-TOPSIS: An application in the advanced underwater system sector
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): Davide Aloini, Riccardo Dulmin, Valeria Mininno, Luisa Pellegrini, Giulia Farina Technologies are pivotal for firms' success, but also resource consuming. Therefore, managers have to assess and select technologies carefully in order to allocate resources on the most promising ones, grounding their decisions on adequate sets of criteria on which experienced people can express their opinion. This work proposes an application of Multi Criteria Decision Aids to technology assessment, where Decision Support Systems offer an ef...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Renewable energy sources: Using PROMETHEE II for ranking websites to support market opportunities
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 131 Author(s): Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Christiana Koliouska, Emilios Galariotis, Constantin Zopounidis Environmental sustainability has become a major goal of public policies throughout the world, as environmental resources are continually eliminated. Climate change mitigation involves decarbonizing electricity generation as the most important energy system-wide change, with a vital role for energy efficiency. The utilization and development of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) constitutes the most critical measure to safeguard energy sec...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Combining official and Google Trends data to forecast the Italian youth unemployment rate
Publication date: May 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 130 Author(s): Alessia Naccarato, Stefano Falorsi, Silvia Loriga, Andrea Pierini The increased availability of online information in recent years has aroused interest in the possibility of deriving indications for many kinds of phenomena. In the more specific economic and statistical context, numerous studies suggest the use of online search data to improve the forecasting and nowcasting of official economic indicators with a view to increasing the promptness of their circulation. The purpose of this work is to investigate if the use of ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Ten years of research change using Google Trends: From the perspective of big data utilizations and applications
This study seeks to analyze the trends in research studies in the past decade which have utilized Google Trends, a new source of big data, to examine how the scope of research has expanded. Our purpose is to conduct a comprehensive and objective research into how the public use of Big Data from web searches has affected research, and furthermore, to discuss the implications of Google Trends in terms of Big Data utilization and application. To this end, we conducted a network analysis on 657 research papers that used Google Trends. We also identified the important nodes of the networks and reviewed the research directions o...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Signalling experience & amp; reciprocity to temper asymmetric information in crowdfunding evidence from 10,000 projects
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): William E. Davies, Emanuele Giovannetti Crowdfunding 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 testin...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

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: Available online 20 March 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change Author(s): Gianluca Elia, Alessandro Margherita Wicked 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 multipl...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Role of relevant lead users of mainstream product in the emergence of disruptive innovation
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 129 Author(s): Raja Roy We combine insights received from prior research on the role of lead user and prior investigations of disruptive innovation. Our research illustrates the role of a particular lead user, which we refer to as the relevant lead user, in paving the way for the potentially disruptive technology to be a definitely disruptive one. Through focused consideration, we reveal characteristics that may be significant in identifying users as relevant in relation to potentially disruptive innovation. Our research also reveals t...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Entrepreneurship and sustainability: The need for innovative and institutional solutions
This study contributes to this emerging research strand by clarifying the conditions that allow African countries to move toward more sustainable economies. Our results highlight the important roles played by innovation and institutions for achieving sustainability in Africa. (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Environmentally-driven community entrepreneurship: Mapping the link between natural environment, local community and entrepreneurship
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 129 Author(s): Călin Gurău, Léo-Paul Dana Local initiatives that address environmental issues are determined by the shared territory, history and culture of community members, which can lead to common values and goals. This paper focuses on the role of community-based entrepreneurship in protecting and managing the natural environment that impacts directly life quality of local residents, as social and natural systems manifest and evolve in a dynamic interdependence. We apply a case study methodology to capture the richness of...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Do Total Early-stage Entrepreneurial Activities (TEAs) foster innovative practices in OECD countries?
We report that such decisions cannot be the same for countries in different stages of development. (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Predicting the determinants of mobile payment acceptance: A hybrid SEM-neural network approach
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 129 Author(s): Francisco Liébana-Cabanillas, Veljko Marinkovic, Iviane Ramos de Luna, Zoran Kalinic As a modern alternative to cash, check or credit cards, the interest in mobile payments is growing in our society, from consumers to merchants. The present study develops a new research model used for the prediction of the most significant factors influencing the decision to use m-payment. To this end, the authors have carried out a study through an online survey of a national panel of Spanish users of smartphones. Two techniques ...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

General Purpose Technologies as an emergent property
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 129 Author(s): Vladimir Korzinov, Ivan Savin We address the emergence of General Purpose Technologies (GPTs), the process which has been largely neglected in the literature on technological change. We do this from a novel network-based perspective emphasizing the relations between technologies and how combinations of those technologies form final goods. Transforming GPT emergence into a question of technology adoption we demonstrate that GPTs are more likely to emerge when certain conditions with regard to the following techno-economic...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Looking back at the future: Dynamics of collective expectations about photovoltaic technology in Germany & amp; Spain
In this study, we focused on the multilevel nature of collective technological expectations and analysed the dynamics of expectations about photovoltaic technology in Germany and Spain over the period of 1992–2015 by conducting a media analysis. Our results indicate that a hype and subsequent phase of disappointment with regard to photovoltaic technology occurred in both countries. However, the results also suggest that these, and particularly the phase of disappointment, were associated with different levels of expectations: while the Spanish hype was followed by a period of pessimism with regard to the profitabilit...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Technology upgrading of middle income economies: A new approach and results
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 129 Author(s): Slavo Radosevic, Esin Yoruk We explore issues of measurement for technology upgrading of the economies moving from middle to high-income status. In exploring this issue, we apply theoretically relevant and empirically grounded middle level conceptual and statistical framework based on three dimensions: (i) Intensity (ii) breadth of technological upgrading, and (iii) technology and knowledge exchange. As an outcome, we construct a three-pronged composite indicator of technology upgrading based on 35 indicators which refle...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

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...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Evolutionary paths and influencing factors towards digital maturity: An analysis of the status quo in Swiss hospitals
Conclusion Although 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)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - March 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research