IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(6): 383-386 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2015.6.6.635

Technology Foresight and Its Implementation Strategy

Won-Il Lee
Abstract— This paper studies technology foresight activity, its implication for knowledge society, and its implementation strategy. Technology foresight can be approached from a national as well as a corporate (organizational) level. This paper studies the concept of technology foresight, technology foresight tools, and analyzes the case studies pertaining to technology foresight and its implementation strategies. First, on a national level, foresight activity in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Korea was analyzed. In particular, technology foresight activity and emerging technology 21 in Korea were analyzed in-depth. Second, foresight activity of IBM and Corning was analyzed at a corporate level. The implementation strategies for technology foresight can be carried out in the following manner: first, by strengthening the relationship between technology foresight and innovation system; second, by making a linkage between technology foresight and a technology roadmap for strengthening the execution; and third, by encouraging the participation of citizens in foresight activity.

Index Terms— Technology foresight, implementation strategy, innovation system, technology roadmap.

Won-Il Lee is with the Department of Business Administration and Accounting, Hanbat National University, 125, Dongseodaero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-719, Korea (e-mail: tech201@hanbat.ac.kr).

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Cite: Won-Il Lee, " Technology Foresight and Its Implementation Strategy," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 383-386, 2015.

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