A profile on R&D on sustainable technology [Alan Porter, ISSS 1998 Plenary Session, July 22/98]

[Plenary session, July 22/98, 9:00 a.m.]

Alan Porter, former editor of journal with Hal Linstone

Started with ISSS in Denver in 1977.

Background: UCLA psychology which puts into industrial psych and public policy.

Interested in technological forecast and assessment: working on a Society for Technology Assessment.

Two interesting issues about session: Profile research on sustainable technology Articles published: Bibliometrics, in use around 40 years, now easy with information technology. In 2730 articles, institutions are prominent: Countries (with bias towards English-language papers) USA 1203, Germany 134, UK 132, Canada 98, Japan 58 Industrial R&D done by 45%, so it's practical, not an academic topic Plot: Sustainable technology found more academic than production reuse Growth in articles per year on sustainable technology articles published Common themes: Terms which provide a commonality: Chart of Technology Map: Trends: Conclusions:

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