Harold A. Linstone





Dr. Linstone earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Columbia University and the University of Southern California, respectively. He now holds the rank of University Professor Emeritus of Systems Science at Portland State University, where he has served as director of its Systems Science Ph.D. Program and Futures Research Institute. His twenty-two years of industrial experience include positions at Hughes Aircraft company and Lockheed Corporation, where he was Associate Director of Corporate Planning - Systems Analysis. He has served as visiting Professor at the University of Rome, the University of Washington, and Kiel University, West Germany. He has been a consultant to many organizations, including the US House of Representatives, State of Alaska oil Spill Commission, Alberta Economic Development Commission, and UN Asian-Pacific center for Technology Transfer, as well as corporations such as IBM and United Airlines. in 1993-94 he served as president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.

Harold Linstone is editor-in-chief of the professional journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change , which he founded in 1969, and which is now in its 56th volume. His books include:

The Delphi Method (Addison-Wesley 1975, co-editor),

Futures Research: New Directions (Addison-Wesley 1976, co-editor)
Technological Substitution (Elsevier 1977, co-editor)

Multiple Perspectives for Decision Making (Elsevier 1984, author)
The Unbounded Mind (Oxford University Press 1993, co-author)
The Challenge of the 21st Century (State University of New York Press 1994,

He is listed in whols Who in America, 51st edition (1997) and in the Encyclopedia of the Future (1996) as one of the -100 Most Influential Futurists".-

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