Challenges to technological and economic foresight in the information society

Paul Dragos Aligica, Vlad Tarko

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What happens to our foresight prowess when foundational social changes take place? the paper outlines some basic parameters of the new realities brought about by the information society. thinking of social forecasting as entailing a combination of economic method with technological foresight, one is able to articulate a more nuanced approach and go beyond the clichés of the day. the paper explores a series of challenges to the practice of technological and economic foresight arguing that, in conjunction, these challenges invite a significant change of attitude in how we approach the practice of social prediction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-250
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Economic foresight
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Globalisation
  • Human capital
  • Information revolution
  • Knowledge-based society
  • Natural resources
  • Social networks
  • Technological foresight
  • Technological platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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