Research Articles

Study on Identification Methods for Ecological Technologies

  • 1. School of Economics and Management, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Shaanxi Yangling 712100, China;
    2. College of History and Tourism Culture, Shanxi Normal University, Shanxi Linfen 041000, China

Received date: 2017-04-29

  Revised date: 2017-06-20

  Online published: 2017-07-30

Supported by

National Key Research and Development Program (2016YFC0503703)


In this study, we first define ecological technologies and the need for identification technology, and we then examine all the present methods of identification technology: Delphi method, Technology Road Mapping Method, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Patentometric method and the text mining method. Among these methods, the combination of Delphi + Analytic Hierarchy Process incorporates ecological technologies into social and economic systems for a systematic identification, and is able to build an index system for an identification model of ecological technologies, identifying technical features, technical level and performance, and economic, social and ecological benefits. Patentometric method presents an objective perspective for identification, based on the characteristics and the internal development logic of ecological technologies. We find that the Delphi + Analytic Hierarchy Process and Patentometric method are the best choices for identification of ecological technologies, because both combine the advantages of qualitative and quantitative identification.

Cite this article

LIU Li, CHANG Qian, JIANG Zhide . Study on Identification Methods for Ecological Technologies[J]. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2017 , 8(4) : 332 -340 . DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2017.04.004


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