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Deploying Foresight for Policy and Strategy Makers

Creating Opportunities Through Public Policies and Corporate Strategies in Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Leonid Gokhberg
  • Dirk Meissner
  • Alexander Sokolov

Part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies book series (STAIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Leonid Gokhberg, Dirk Meissner, Alexander Sokolov
    Pages 1-8
  3. Foresight for Anticipatory STI Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Jonathan D. Linton, Steven T. Walsh
      Pages 49-64
    3. Konstantin Vishnevskiy, Oleg Karasev
      Pages 65-79
    4. José Cordeiro
      Pages 81-92
  4. Foresight for STI Policy: Country Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Cristiano Cagnin
      Pages 113-124
    3. Moonjung Choi, Han-Lim Choi
      Pages 145-159
  5. Future Oriented STI Policy Context

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265

About this book


This book develops foresight techniques to turn future societal challenges into opportunities. The authors present foresight approaches for innovation policy and management. Future developments in fields such as education, energy, new materials, nanotechnologies are highlighted for different countries. Readers will discover tools and instruments to capture the potentials of the grand societal challenges as defined by the United Nations. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and scholars with an interest in foresight methods and gives practical hints for policy makers and managers to take account of the grand opportunities in their business and policy strategies.


Grand Challenges Innovation Research and Development STI Policy Technological Change Technology Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonid Gokhberg
    • 1
  • Dirk Meissner
    • 2
  • Alexander Sokolov
    • 3
  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Statistical Studies and EcNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia

About the editors

Prof. Leonid Gokhberg is First Vice-Rector of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) – one of the most prominent research universities in Russia. He is also Director of HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK). He authored over 400 publications in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals as well as monographs and university textbooks on S&T and innovation. Prof. Gokhberg has coordinated dozens of national and international projects, inter alia on S&T and innovation indicators, analyses, foresight and policies,  funded by public agencies, businesses and international organizations. Prof. Gokhberg has served as a consultant of OECD, Eurostat, UNESCO, and other international and national agencies. He is also a member of the OECD Government Foresight Network,  OECD and Eurostat working groups and task forces on indicators for S&T and innovation, information society and education, advisory boards of prestigious international and national initiatives. Prof. Gokhberg is editor-in-chief of the Scopus-indexed scientific journal “Foresight and STI Governance" and participates in editorial boards of several other influential journals. He holds PhD and Dr. of Sc. degrees in Economics. 

Dirk Meissner is Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at HSE and Academic Head of the international Master program “Governance Science, Technology and Innovation”. Dr. Meissner has 15 years experience in research and teaching technology and innovation management and policy. He has strong background in science, technology and innovation for policy making and industrial management with special focus on Foresight and roadmapping, science, technology and innovation policies, funding of research and priority setting. Prior to joining the HSE Dirk was responsible for technology and innovation policy at the presidential office of the Swiss Science and Technology Council. Dirk also has long experience in top level consulting to key decision makers in industry as a management consultant for technology and innovation management with Arthur D. Little. He is and was member of international working groups on technology and innovation policy. Dirk represented Switzerland and currently the Russian Federation at the OECD Working Party on Technology and Innovation Policy.

Alexander Sokolov is Deputy Director of HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge and Director of HSE International Foresight Centre. His main professional Interests are related to Foresight, S&T and innovation priorities, indicators and policies. Alexander is tenure professor at HSE, he teaches Foresight for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Alexander authored over 120 publications in Russia and internationally, he managed many Foresight projects, including: Russian S&T Foresight: 2030; Foresight for Russian ICT sector (2012); Innovation Priorities for the Sector of Natural Resources (2008-2010); Russian S&T Del
phi Study: 2025 (2007-2008); Russian Critical Technologies (2009) et al. He is member of several high-level working groups at OECD and other international organizations, serves for advisory boards at several international conferences and journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Deploying Foresight for Policy and Strategy Makers
  • Book Subtitle Creating Opportunities Through Public Policies and Corporate Strategies in Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Editors Leonid Gokhberg
    Dirk Meissner
    Alexander Sokolov
  • Series Title Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-25626-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79818-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-25628-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 273
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
  • Topics R & D/Technology Policy
    Innovation/Technology Management
    Economic Policy
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