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An Introduction to Technological Forecasting

1st Edition

Edited by Joseph P. Martino


116 pages

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Originally published in 1972 this book examines technological forecasting and assesses its merits and limitations and possible uses for society, government, industry and the military. Although technological forecasting was in its infancy when this book was originally published, it has now become part of mainstream social and economic planning.

Table of Contents

1. A Methodological preface to Technological Forecasting James E. Hacke, Jr.

2. Forecasting the Progress of Technology Joseph P. Martino

3. Delphi Norman C. Dalkey

4. How to Plot a Breakthrough Lauren B. Doyle

5. Technological Forecasting and Space Exploration Robert W. Prehoda

6. Technological Forecasting for the Military Manager Marvin J. Cetron

7. Industrial Implications of Technological Forecasting William L. Swager

8. Prospects of Technological Progress Olaf Helmer

9. The Triumph of Technology: 'Can' Implies 'Ought' Hasan Ozbekhan

10. Thinking About Future Social Development Joseph M. Goldsen

11. Futurism: Elitist or Democratic? Arthur I. Waskow

About the Editor

Joseph P. Martino

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory