Text mining of information resources to inform Forecasting Innovation Pathways
Source: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Volume 24, Number 8, 1 September 2012 , pp. 843-861(19)
Abstract:Highly uncertain dynamics of New and Emerging Science and Technologies pose special challenges to traditional forecasting tools. This paper explores the systematisation of the `Forecasting Innovation Pathways' analytical approach through the application of Tech Mining. Once a set of multi-database, emerging technology search results has been obtained, we devise a means to help extract intelligence on key technology components and functions, major stakeholders, and potential applications. We present results pertaining to the development of dye-sensitised solar cells.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2012-09-01