Prospecçâo technológica na Hungaria: política e liçőes metodológicas

Havas, Attila (2005) Prospecçâo technológica na Hungaria: política e liçőes metodológicas. PARCERIAS ESTRATEGICAS, 10 (21). pp. 235-271. ISSN 1413-9375


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Hungary launched his first Technology Foresight Programme (TEP) in 1997. This was a holistic foresight programme, based on panel activities and a large-scale Delphi survey, with a strong emphasis on socio-economic needs. The paper discusses why a foresight exercise is relevant to a transition country, then describes what was done (organisation, methods and results), and how the process evolved in Hungary. Policy conclusions, methodological lessons and questions for further research are also offered. The heritage of the former system, the transition process itself and the current level of socio- economic development all played a decisive role throughout the programme. TEP was set up as a programme controlled by non-governmental experts, and in turn, the Steering Group delegated a great deal of autonomy to the expert panels. Thus, methods were refined continuously. Given the fundamental socio-economic changes in Hungary and the enlargement of the European Union a strong emphasis was put on ‘visions’ (futures) – both at macro and panel levels –, and a large number of Delphi-statements featured non-technological issues. However developing qualitatively different visions, and aligning macro and panel futures, proved to be a difficult and challenging task.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 20 May 2017 06:03
Last Modified: 30 May 2023 07:31

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