A foresight methodology for exploring prior R & D topics in software field: Calculation and resolution of conflicts

Shin Ichi Kobayashi, Fumihiro Kumeno, Yasuyuki Shirai, Hiroshi Inujima

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Abstract

To reinforce the research development power, it is necessary to clarify the methodology of formulating the R&D strategies. This paper focuses on the methodology of setting the themes for R&D. We propose the NeXT model, which consists of two stages: foresight of the priority areas based on the conflicts between near-future trends and verifying the priority areas. We show a method for calculating a Degree of Conflict using FURPS+ model. The NeXT model comes in compliance with the characteristics of the current society in which the link between technology and society is stronger than ever before.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-113
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy
Volume6
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr

Keywords

  • FURPS+ model
  • R&D strategy
  • Software
  • Technology foresight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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