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Technology foresight: creating the future of Thailand's industries

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Purpose ? The paper aims to deal with the application of foresight in devising strategic technology policies in Thailand. Design/methodology/approach ? The paper examines the foresight exercise carried out by the Thai government, through the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and the APEC Center for Technology Foresight, to examine the potential of the Thai industry and to devise development policies necessary to make the Thai industry successful by the year 2020. Findings ? The results of the foresight process provide a comprehensive overview of the trends of the Thai industry. The study contributes towards the formulation of feasible technological and industrial policies, which would enhance the country's ability to improve the competitive position for tomorrow. Originality/value ? The paper provides an overview of Thailand's comprehensive national foresight program.

Keywords: Communication technologies; Innovation; Thailand

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14636680610682012

Publication date: July 1, 2006

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