What Is an Emerging Technology?

@article{Rotolo2015WhatIA,
  title={What Is an Emerging Technology?},
  author={Daniele Rotolo and Diana Hicks and Ben R. Martin},
  journal={Economics of Innovation eJournal},
  year={2015}
}
Despite the growing interest around the emergence of novel technologies, especially from the policy-making perspective, there is still no consensus on what classifies a technology as ’emergent’. The present paper aims to fill this gap by developing a definition of ’emerging technologies’ and a framework for their detection and analysis. The definition is developed by combining a basic understanding of the term and in particular the concept of ’emergence’ with a review of key innovation studies… 

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