Harnessing a Network of Experts for Competitive Advantage: Technology Scouting in the ICT Industry

@article{Rohrbeck2010HarnessingAN,
  title={Harnessing a Network of Experts for Competitive Advantage: Technology Scouting in the ICT Industry},
  author={R. Rohrbeck},
  journal={ERN: Innovation (Topic)},
  year={2010}
}
  • R. Rohrbeck
  • Published 2010
  • Business
  • ERN: Innovation (Topic)
In order to identify discontinuous technological change and develop appropriate action, companies are increasingly building technology foresight (TF) practices. This paper explores how, using networks of experts, TF capabilities can be built. On the basis of three case studies and 43 interviews, it is shown that building foresight systems through networks of scouts yields several benefits, including the support for sourcing external technologies. Using insights from the three major… Expand
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