Future-oriented impact assessment: Supporting strategic decision-making in complex socio-technical environments

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Abstract

The article proposes a systemic and future-oriented evaluation approach designed to support decision-making in complex socio-technical environments. The approach integrates established methods of evaluation, foresight, impact assessment, system dynamic modelling and societal embedding within a single framework to provide versatile information to increase strategic intelligence in decision-making. This generic and flexible framework aims to support decision-making in various policy and decision-making situations. It is designed to meet the challenges of the changing innovation environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-461
JournalEvaluation
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • combining methods
  • complexity
  • evaluation
  • impact assessment
  • science
  • socio-technical
  • strategic decision-making
  • systems thinking
  • technology and innovation

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In: Evaluation, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2015, p. 448-461.

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