Knowledge, Technology Transfer and Foresight

  • Annamária Inzelt
  • Reinhard Coenen

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSPS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Knowledge Transfer in Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret Sharp
      Pages 3-24
    3. Thomas Reiss
      Pages 25-31
    4. Maureen D. McKelvey
      Pages 33-47
  3. Diffusion of Laser Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Ian J. Spalding
      Pages 51-64
    3. Norbert Kroo
      Pages 65-72
    4. Hindrik Vondeling, Henk Rosendal, David Banta
      Pages 73-98
    5. Alexander S. Rubanov
      Pages 99-111
  4. Information Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Péter D. Hanák
      Pages 115-124
  5. Foresight Methods and Exercises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Joseph F. Coates
      Pages 173-180
    3. Sibylle Breiner
      Pages 181-193
    4. Alexander E. Sheindlin
      Pages 223-237
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-250

About this book


A comparative perspective on the problems and issues of the transfer of knowledge and technology in and between western and former socialist countries, focusing on three key technologies: laser technology, biotechnology, and information technology. The book highlights the specific challenges facing economies in transition in technology policy and commercialisation. Furthermore, it gives an excellent insight into current technology forecasting practice and methodology, and the use of forecasting results in framing science and technology policy.
Audience: Those involved in science and technology policy and forecasting, such as industrial and governmental policy makers and researchers.


Alignment Information Technology (IT) information system knowledge transfer networks organization security technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Annamária Inzelt
    • 1
  • Reinhard Coenen
    • 2
  1. 1.IKU Innovation Research Centre BudapestHungary
  2. 2.Nuclear Research Centre KarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6650-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0351-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-7176
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