Mind The Gap In High-Speed Trains Futures: A Methodological Contribution

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Abstract

The paper is a contribution to the ongoing debate on the urge for market-oriented technologies in railways. We argue that verified discontinuities between endogenous and exogenous prospective practices, addressing high-speed trains' futures, overpasses emergent societal challenges and consequently misses anticipating related new-entry-market barriers. It is therefore paramount to bridge quantitative technology appraisals with qualitative societal assessments. The verification of this condition results from focus of our lens of analysis on the relation between studied prospective reports with the high-speed trains' technology transitions and further detailing stakeholders' multi-level-framework alignments. Those two are functional elements of constructive technology assessment integrating a broad range of concepts from different theoretical streams in the sociology of innovation and science and technology studies.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationRailways 2014
Pages1-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventSecond International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance -
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceSecond International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance
Period1/01/14 → …

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