International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. M.A. Dorgham
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 0.8 (2019)
IJFIP addresses knowledge creation, diffusion and utilisation in innovation policy, thus covering all types of Strategic Intelligence (SI), defined as the set of actions that search, process, diffuse and protect information to make it available to the right person at the right time to make the right decision. SI examples in innovation include foresight, forecasting, Delphi studies, technology assessment, benchmarking, R&D evaluation and technology roadmapping. Use (actual/potential) of the various types/methods of SI (creation/diffusion) in the policy-making process is highlighted.
Topics covered include
- Generation, diffusion and utilisation of strategic intelligence (SI)
- Differences between types of SI
- Types of and experiences with institutionalisation of the SI function
- Contribution of SI to the quality, democratic content and rationality of decision making on innovation
- Articulation of demand following SI
- International cooperation, e.g. to stimulate international learning processes and realise economies of scale
- Context dependency/transferability of SI
- Impact of SI on decision making on innovation
- Specific case studies
- Methodological aspects of SI
The IJFIP aims to further develop insight into the role of strategic intelligence in innovation policy and practice by acting as a scientific forum and contributing to the interaction between researchers, policy makers and actors involved in innovation processes.
Scholars in the domains of innovation studies, (public) policy making and management sciences, (innovation) policy makers and other actors involved in innovation processes from the public as well as from the private sector.
The IJFIP publishes original and reviewed academic papers, case studies, conference reports and book reviews. Contributions may be by submission or invitation and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.
Editor in Chief
- Dorgham, M.A., International Centre for Technology and Management, UK
- Ahamer, Gilbert, Graz University, Austria
- Chen, Jin, Tsinghua University, China
- Gerhard, Daniel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
- Kuhlmann, Stefan, University of Twente, Netherlands
- Kuwahara, Terutaka, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, NISTEP, Japan
- Shapira, Philip, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Smits, Ruud E., University of Utrecht, Netherlands
- Yuan, Benjamin J.C., National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Regional Editor China
- Wei, Yi-Ming, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China
Regional Editor Eastern Europe and Russia
- Havas, Attila, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Regional Editor Japan
- Eto, Hajime, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Regional Editor North America
- Porter, Alan, Georgia Tech, USA
Regional Editor SE Asia and Australia
- Johnston, Ron, University of Sydney, Australia
Regional Editor South America
- Albornoz, Mario, Center for Science, Development and Higher Education Studies, (REDES), Argentina
Regional Editor Western Europe
- Ducatel, K., European Commission, Belgium
Editorial Board Members
- Acheson, Helena, Competitiveness and Innovation, Ireland
- Arnold, Erik, Technopolis Ltd, UK
- Choi, Youngrak, Science and Technology Policy Institute, South Korea
- Fahrenkrog, Gustavo, European Commission Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Spain
- Grin, John, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Grunwald, Armin, Research Center Karlsruhe GmbH, Germany
- Hicks, Diana, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Jordan, Gretchen, , USA
- Khoong, Chan Meng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Klusacek, Karel, Academy of Sciences CR, Czech Republic
- Kondo, Masayuki, Yokohama National University, Japan
- Kozlowski, Jan, Warsaw University, Poland
- Levner, Eugene, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
- Lin, Otto C.C., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Meng, Hsien-Chun, National Science Council, Taiwan
- Perrons, Robert K., Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Qiquan, Yang, National Research Center for Technology for Development, China
- Renn, Ortwin, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany
- Rip, Arie, University Twente, Netherlands
- Roelandt, T., Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands
- Salo, Ahti, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
- Seidl da Fonseca, Ricardo, , Austria
- Sorup, Per, European Commission, Spain
- Tsipouri, Lena, National University of Athens, Greece
- Van Lente, Harro, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
- Zegveld, Walter, , Netherlands
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Philosophical thoughts for the future
20 November, 2020
Science, philosophy, and religion all attempt to distill the essence of reality, the essence of being – albeit from very different points of departure. Writing in the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Austrian scientist Franz Moser presents a foresight paper that looks at humanity's path from ignorance to knowledge and how ego structures have evolved into truth. Moser points out how our history is littered with war, misery, and suffering, yet none of our philosophical meanderings of whatever kinds have reconciled us. None has yet pulled us out of the paradigm that leads to that state of being to give us a new holistic paradigm [...]