What is an emerging technology?

@article{Rotolo2015WhatIA,
  title={What is an emerging technology?},
  author={Daniele Rotolo and Diana Hicks and Ben R. Martin},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1503.00673}
}
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… Expand
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