Socio-technical futures and the governance of innovation processes: An introduction to the special issue

Kornelia Elke Konrad (Corresponding Author), Knud Böhle

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Abstract

This special issue analyses and reflects on socio-technical futures as core elements in innovation processes and their governance. The special issue assembles twelve contributions that draw on several lines of research mobilizing concepts developed in science and technology studies, such as socio-technical imaginaries and the sociology of expectations, and technology assessment. The papers examine how socio-technical futures are constituted, change and unfold over time, shaped by different practices and in different contexts. Furthermore, they study how different socio-technical futures circulate amongst policy actors and others involved in the governance of innovations, how they shape the governance of innovations and the actual technologies and systems, and how forms of deliberative and reflective future-making can be integrated into policy and innovation processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalFutures
Volume109
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

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Keywords

  • Socio-technical imaginaries
  • Sociology of expectations
  • Governance of innovation
  • Anticipatory practices
  • Technology assessment
  • Policy

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Socio-technical futures and the governance of innovation processes : An introduction to the special issue. / Konrad, Kornelia Elke (Corresponding Author); Böhle, Knud.

In: Futures, Vol. 109, 01.05.2019, p. 101-107.

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