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Review 'This is a book that the policy-maker will want to read, in order to understand what benefits foresight exercises could bring... In all we have a breathtaking 400 pages of the techniques and experience of using technology foresight in practical situations.' --- Simon Forge, Foresight'Edited by five scholars active in foresight practice, the book opens with a critical review that defines and distinguishes foresight from other types of futures studies, alongside an excellent history of the field and a detailed summary of more than 30 methodologies. . . Those considering a foresight exercise will find this book a valuable compendium that offers lessons to be learnt, and help in choosing goals, selecting methods and identifying successes and failures. Scholars will find a rich survey of current practice, methodological approaches and tensions in the field. . . The Handbook of Technology Foresight provides an important survey of current knowledge that will help governments use foresight to navigate these tumultuous times.' --- Robert Lempert, Nature Read more About the Author Edited by Luke Georghiou, PREST, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, MBS University of Manchester, UK, Jennifer Cassingena Harper, MCST, Malta Council for Science and Technology, Malta, Michael Keenan, PREST, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, MBS University of Manchester, UK, Ian Miles, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester, UK and Rafael Popper, PREST, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, MBS University of Manchester, UK Read more

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