Cédric Gaspoz, Jan Ondrus, Yves Pigneur
Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the Association Information and Management (AIM), Paris, France, December 14, 2008
Publication year: 2008

Abstract

This paper presents and compares two original approaches for technology assessment and foresight based on opposite paradigm: a management science approach (Multi-Criteria Decision-Making) versus a participatory approach (Prediction Market). These approaches are intended to support the management of a technology portfolio and the assessment of new technology by an IT organization. In order to explore the relevance of the research, we conducted several experiments in real environments. The results demonstrated that the rigor of management science and the participation of the Web 2.0 approach are complementary strengths for technology foresight. Furthermore, a framework has been established to compare the two approaches.