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|Title:||Quick and dirty technology assessment: the case of an Italian research centre|
|Bibliographic citation:||Azzone Giovanni, Manzini Raffaella (2008), Quick and dirty technology assessment: the case of an Italian research centre. In: Technological forecasting and social change: an international journal, vol. 75, n. 8 (October 2008), p. 1324-1338.|
|Abstract:||Technology assessment has an increasingly critical role to play, in light of the fact that technology is the ultimate source of competitive advantage for companies, and of economic and social development for nations. In this paper, we present a methodology for a "quick and dirty" technology assessment, developed with reference to a real-word case study. The case in question is that of a large Italian Research Centre, whose top management required a rapid assessment of the technological competences, resources and results of the organisation. Because technology assessment is inherently highly complex, the problem consisted in reducing the complexity to obtain a simple methodology that could be rapidly deployed in practice. In summary, this paper: (i) describes a methodology for a "quick and dirty" technology assessment, effectively implemented in practice; (ii) points out the main problems/difficulties encountered and the possible solutions; (iii) discusses the results and the validity/applicability of the formulated methodology.|
|Journal/Book:||Technological forecasting and social change: an international journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Contributo in rivista|
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