Science, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship series
Edited by Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos, Ilan Oshri and Krsto Pandza
Chapter 1: Management of emerging technologies for economic and social impact: an introduction
From February 2010 to January 2014, the European Union (EU)-funded Management of Emerging Technologies for Economic Impact (ManETEI) – Marie Curie Initial Training Network, brought together a diverse group of leading European business schools, research institutes and industrial partners to investigate the challenges associated with the management of emerging technologies for economic and social impact. Individual research projects progressed broadly in two directions. The first group of researchers embraced the notion that technological and organizational innovation unfolds in complex settings where a myriad of actors (companies, governments, universities and wider public) collaborate and interact in order to translate technological advances into solutions with impact of economic progress and social well-being.