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The Use of Structural Modeling for Technology Assessment
Technological Forecasting and Social Change (1979)
  • Harold A. Linstone, Portland State University
  • George G. Lendaris, Portland State University
  • Steven D. Rogers, Portland State University
  • Wayne W. Wakeland, Portland State University
  • Mark Williams, Portland State University
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 Date
September, 1979
Citation Information
Harold 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.