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Vision 2023: Turkey’s National Technology Foresight Program – a contextualist description and analysis

  • Ozcan Saritas

    ()

    (PREST, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester)

  • Erol Taymaz

    ()

    (Department of Economics, METU)

  • Turgut Tumer

    ()

    (Department of Mechanical Engineering, METU)

This paper describes and analyses Vision 2023 Turkish National Technology Foresight Program. The paper is not about a mere description of the activities undertaken. It analyses the Program from a contextualist perspective, where the Program is considered in its own national and organizational contexts by discussing how the factors in these contexts led to the particular decisions taken and approaches adopted when the exercise was organized, designed and practiced. With the description and analysis of the Vision 2023 Technology Foresight Program, the paper suggests that each Foresight exercise should be considered in its own context. The exercise should be organized, designed and practiced by considering the effects of the external contexts (national, regional and/or corporate) and organizational factors stemming from these different context levels along with the nature of the issue being worked on, which constitute the content of the exercise.

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Paper provided by ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University in its series ERC Working Papers with number 0601.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2006
Date of revision: Jan 2006
Handle: RePEc:met:wpaper:0601
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