The Use of Structural Modeling for Technology AssessmentTechnological Forecasting and Social Change (1979)
Structural modeling (SM) techniques are a set of geometric, semi-quantitative tools that can assist in organizing a technology assessment (TA), developing a rough overview of it, and analyzing various component problems. In this project about 100 SM techniques were identified and seven were tested in detail: ISM, ELECTRE, SPIN, KSIM, QSIM, IMPACT, and XIMP. Guidelines were developed to help the assessor in the choice and proper use of such tools.
Publication DateSeptember, 1979
Citation InformationHarold A. Linstone, George G. Lendaris, Steven D. Rogers, Wayne Wakeland, Mark Williams, Special Issue on Structural ModelingThe use of structural modeling for technology assessment, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 14, Issue 4, 1979, Pages 291-327.