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This book presents emerging technology management approaches and applied cases from leading infrastructure sectors such as energy, healthcare, transportation and education. Featuring timely topics such as fracking technology, electric cars, Google’s eco-friendly mobile technology and Amazon Prime Air, the volume’s contributions explore the current management challenges that have resulted from the development of new technologies, and present tools, applications and frameworks that can be utilized to overcome these challenges.

Emerging technologies make us rethink how our infrastructure will look in the future. Solar and wind generation, for example, have already changed the dynamics of the power sector. While they have helped to reduce the use of fossil fuels, they have created management complications due to their intermittent natures. Meanwhile, information technologies have changed how we manage healthcare, making it safer and more accessible, but not without implications for cost and administration. Autonomous cars are around the corner. On-line education is no longer a myth but still a largely unfulfilled opportunity. Digitization of car ownership is achievable thanks to emerging business models leveraging new communication technologies. The major challenge is how to evaluate the relative costs and benefits of these technologies. This book offers insights from both researchers and industry practitioners to address this challenge and anticipate the impact of new technologies on infrastructure now and in the future.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Energy

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 1. Landscape Analysis: Regulations, Policies, and Innovation in Photovoltaic Industry

Dmitriy Moskovkin, Anna Mary Mathew, Qin Guo, Roli Eyetsemitan, Tugrul U. Daim

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 2. Landscape Analysis: Fracking Technology

Rafaa Khalifa, Chih-Jen Yu, Joao Ricardo Lavoie, Momtaj Khanam, Tugrul U. Daim

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 3. Landscape Analysis: Connected Lighting System

Nina Chaichi, Tugrul U. Daim

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 4. Technology Assessment: Developing Geothermal Energy Resources for Supporting Electrical System in Oregon

Ahmed Shehab Alshareef, Tugrul U. Daim, Ibrahim Iskin

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 5. Technology Assessment: Demand Response Technologies in the Pacific Northwest

Judith Estep, Tugrul U. Daim

Health Care

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 6. Landscape Analysis: What Are the Forefronts of Change in the US Hospitals?

Amir Shaygan

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 7. Technology Assessment: Patient-Centric Solutions for Transfer of Health Information

Paul Atkinson, Shabnam Jahromi, Paweena Kongsansatean, Leong Chan

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 8. Technology Assessment: Nosocomial Infection Solutions

Chris Imondi, Arundhati Shastri, Tom Shott, Jayanth Siddappa, Tugrul U. Daim

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 9. Technology Assessment: Study of User Preferences for Weight Loss Mobile Applications Both Globally and in the United States

Ahmed Bohliqa, Apisit Charoensupyanant, Daria Spatar, Jejung Ha, Selen Yilmaz, Tugrul U. Daim

Transportation

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 10. Landscape Analysis: The Electric Car (Is It a Viable Alternative?)

Henry Janzen, Deepak Yasaswi Kancherla, Sridhar Paneerselvam, Shiva Ram Reddy, Tugrul U. Daim

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 11. Technology Roadmap: A Roadmap for Tesla

Yasaswi Deepak Kancherla, Tugrul U. Daim

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 12. Technology Assessment: Emerging Automotive Technologies for the Future

Aurobindh Kalathil Puthanpura, Rafaa Khalifa, Leong Chan, Husam Barham

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 13. Technology Roadmap: Drone Delivery – Amazon Prime Air

Shiva Ram Reddy Singireddy, Tugrul U. Daim

Infrastructure

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 14. Technology Roadmap: Google’s Eco-friendly Mobile Phones

Xuran Dai, Tugrul U. Daim

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 15. Technology Assessment: The Evaluation of Residential Pool Sanitation Options Using TOPSIS

Ori Wolman, Joseph C. Edmondson, Leong Chan

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 16. Technology Assessment: Cloud Service Adoption Decision

Greg Wease, Kwasi Boateng, Chih-Jen Yu, Leong Chan, Husam Barham

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 17. Project Delivery: Highway Construction

Rafaa Khalifa, Tugrul U. Daim, Robert Stewart
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