Technological Projection and Advanced Product Planning

by Frederick S. Pardee

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The methodology suggested in this study includes several extensions to basic technological projection techniques, identification of context in the analysis of the transition from technical feasibility to commercial profitability, and refinements in capital investment methodology. The primary orientation is toward use of technological forecasting in development of information for planning and decisionmaking on research and development programs. Areas in which capital investment methodology needs extension and refinement are suggested.

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