CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR A TECHNOLOGY MAP OF THE FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

This paper develops a conceptual framework for a Technology Map of the freight transportation industry. While technology roadmapping embraces recently rediscovered alternatives to traditional technology forecasting, such as scenario analysis, it is still in need of further elaboration. The freight transportation industry is sensitive to market demands. The first section of this paper illustrates transportation's place in the macro-economy, and in the technology market; it identifies the key market "drivers" determining freight transport demand. The process of transport technology evolution is described with respect to change over time. The last section outlines a mapping model suitable for assessing the present and future positioning of key technologies.

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  • Authors:
    • Prentice, B E
    • Derkson, W W
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  • Publication Date: 1997-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 923-934

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  • Accession Number: 00766646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1999 12:00AM