LENTIC is a multidisciplinary research
centre of the Faculty of Economy, Management and Social Sciences of the
State University of Liège in Belgium. It was created in 1985
and involves 15 researchers. It is focused on the organisational, economic,
social and strategic aspects of innovation, paying specific attention to
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications, projects,
programmes and policies. LENTIC is organised in three Departments:
Organisation and Human Resources, Communication and Media, Technology Assessment.
Role in the
LENTIC will take responsibility for
WP6 ICT and the Less Abled in Everyday Life and co-ordinate the production
of the final deliverable, Methods and methodologies. This provides continuity
with LENTIC's participation in the first EMTEL network under the HCM.
LENTIC will host and train a post-doctoral researcher during a period of
24 months and integrate this researcher in its on-going research projects
which amount to about 45 per year. The post-doctoral researcher will
be able to follow a postgraduate course on Impact assessment, and participate
in a number of academic activities in innovation and strategic management.
LENTIC will pursue methodological advances in the field, while developing
and validating new predictive modelling of ICT social impacts on exclusion.
LENTIC has developed an important
activity related to ICTs in everyday life assessment, such as its long
term surveys on media and ICT household penetration rates, home internet
users profiles, socio-economic indicators etc.
LENTIC offers research resources and
consultancy to national and international public authorities on ICT related
matters: i.e. impact assessment of convergence on public policies (1997-2002),
assessing the effects of the Internet on existing regulatory frameworks
(1998), accompanying and assessing ICT implementation in public administrations
(1999-), advising regional authorities about convergence issues and policies
LENTIC offers also research resources
and consultancy to national and international industrial actors on ICT
related matters: i.e. networking effects of Internet use on corporate R&D
activities (1995-98), organisational aspects of teleworking in flexible
organisations (1996-97), accompanying and assessing ICT implementation
in SMEs (1999-).
and infrastructure Top
LENTIC has developed links with other
Centres in this network, and several other European networks such as ENCIP,
ECPR, ETAN, ESIS, COST, etc.
LENTIC publishes the Technologies
de l'Information et Société Journal and participates in the
scientific committee of the Evaluation Journal (Tavistock Institute)
LENTIC will build its research on
its existing relevant research programmes, and its training resources on
post-doc supervision and direct involvement in several academic national
and international initiatives on Multimedia and on the Information Society.
Prof. François Pichault
Mrs Dorothee Durieux