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Journal Cover   foresight
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  • Understanding multiple aspects of present space with the help of future
           scenarios: the case of Izmir, Turkey
    • Authors: Abdul Khakee, Laura Grassini
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, November 2015.
      Purpose This paper makes use of participatory scenarios in order to assess the multiple aspects of space with the help of future scenarios. Design/methodology/approach This paper makes an attempt to appreciate multiple representations of space where past and present experiences merge with future desires and concerns. With the help of one case study, Izmir (Turkey), where a vision of democratic city is developed, the paper shows how future scenarios can provide deeper and richer appreciation of present space thereby challenging existing spatial practices. Findings The participatory approach used in the development of scenarios suggests interesting implications to operationalize a more relational concept of space in real planning strategies. Research limitations/implications The use of scenarios in strategic planning in order to identify future possibilities and to make stakeholders aware of uncertainties has been increasingly recognised in planning research and practice. Practical implications The appreciation of the multiple aspects of space with the help of future scenarios would enrich the spatial planning practice. Originality/value The use of scenarios to examine various aspects of space that may be relevant in spatial planning has not received similar attention. The latter poses methodological as well as practical challenges for researchers. This paper is an attempt to do just that.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-09-23T12:23:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-09-2014-0057
  • Role of strategy in value capture from foresight exercises: firms’
           responsiveness to long term trends in the passenger car industry
    • Authors: Manoj T Thomas
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, November 2015.
      Purpose We address the broad question of how organizations capture value from foresight exercises. Through a comparative case analysis, we look at what firms do to make the information usable and create value. We explore factors that cause different firms to respond differently to the same trends. We analyze the passenger car segment of the automobile industry and the response of six major firms to fossil fuel and changing environmental regulations through an analysis of their policies and strategic activities such as new product development. We find foresight to be an important link between firm capabilities and environmental changes. Design/methodology/approach We adopt the case approach to capture the linkage between the issue and the context (Yin, 1994) and we use multiple cases to explore the variables by comparing and contrasting the cases on key aspects (Eisenhardt and Graebner, 2007). As our objective is to understand the similarities and differences between dominant firms in the sector, we choose through theoretical sampling- six firms that have a presence in all the major regions of the world. We study six firms- two each from the United States, Europe and Japan- Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, Renault, Toyota and Honda. This sample represents the firms and regions traditionally strong in the passenger car industry. Findings Thus we see that the relationship that we have posited in our conceptual model between the goal of the firms, the vision of the future, and the nature of products and approach to technology/competence development seems to be valid. However in addition, we perceive some additional linkages that link between foresight and the goals and vision of the future seems to be influenced by the extent of uncertainty. In addition, the decisions regarding portfolio of products and approaches to technology and competence development seem to be also influenced by the perception of existing competencies and the external competitive context. Research limitations/implications Based on multiple cases created out of secondary information. Hence the constructs used are those which are perceived and stated. Practical implications Could help firms understand decisions related to technology choices in field involving high levels of uncertainty and competition. Originality/value Thus, in this paper we have explored the linkages between what firms perceive and state, and what is reflected in their actions. We have looked at this linkage from the perspective of foresight, and the strategic perspective of the firm. We have come up with additional issues and questions that influence this relationship. These can inform future research in this domain.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-09-23T12:23:26Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2015-0021
  • The future multiple
    • Authors: Nicholas J. Rowland, Matthew J. Spaniol
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, November 2015.
      Purpose This article asks “Why is the future in futures studies plural?” Our attitude toward inquiry, based on post-ANT (actor-network theory) literature, positions philosophical questions about the ontological character of the future within the context of “planning” for it (i.e., in practice). Multiplicity, as a post-ANT sensibility, helps us to make sense of our empirical materials. We examine the possibility that rather than being alternatives to one another, plural futures and the singular future might co-exist in practice, and, thus, constitute a multiplicity. Design/methodology/approach In our case study “planning” is narrative scenario planning. The second author facilitates dialogue-based long-term strategic scenario planning processes, primarily in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, and contributes a wealth of professional experience to the project. The first author, an academic, shadows the second author. We examine experiential and observational data for evidence of the ontological character of the future. We demonstrate elements of a typical scenario planning process, in this case, about the possibility of crewless (i.e., unmanned) shipping vessels -- although, insight into the crewless ship is submerged by our analytical attentiveness to the ontology of the future. Findings Our findings bear on what sort of “object” the future is. Practices associated with planning for the future appear to transform it so that one future becomes many, and, without irony, managing the growing number of futures seems to be a core function of planning for the future. The implication is that neither plural futures nor the singular future is -- individually -- satisfactory to capture what we find in practice. It is both plural and singular; ontologically, it is the future multiple. Originality/value Our original contribution is in demonstrating how plural futures and the singular future co-exist in practice. Thus, an eclipse of the future by futures can only ever be partial. For “futures” to be conceptually potent, “the future” must be at least provisionally believable and occasionally useful. Otherwise, if “the future” were so preposterous an idea, then “futures” would cease to be a critical alternative to it. Futures needs the future; they are relationally bound together in a multiplicity. We consider what such a logical reality implies for a field that distances itself from the future and self-identifies with futures.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-09-23T12:23:25Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-02-2015-0014
  • Designing a moving strategic foresight approach: ontological and
           methodological issues of scenario design
    • Authors: Anne Marchais-Roubelat, Fabrice Roubelat
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, November 2015.
      Purpose To design a moving strategic foresight approach, this conceptual essay proposes to introduce movements in scenario methodology. Design/methodology/approach We firstly question the limits of plausibility from an ontological and epistemological perspective to expand scenarios beyond the boundaries of end-states. To incorporate ongoing changes in scenario methodology, we propose to explore scenario transformations within the conceptual framework of action-based scenarios. Findings We discuss consequences of playing strategies within ongoing scenarios, as well as the research directions about moving scales, stakeholders’ dominance and time issues. Originality/value The paper proposes a method to distort and transform scenarios. We suggest supplementing strategic foresight in iterative processes to challenge the boundaries of plausible futures, bridging the gap between theoretical ever-changing processes and the moving rhythms of actions.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-09-23T12:23:23Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-12-2014-0085
  • Variations in job satisfaction in service industries: comparative
           international analysis
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, November 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of the paper is to identify individual, organisational, and national factors that have differential effects on job satisfaction and its drivers in service industries. Design/methodology/approach Based on data from the fifth European Working Condition Survey on ca. 17000 business economy service employees in 34 countries, multivariate exploratory technique was used, namely classification trees. Findings The study revealed that job satisfaction differs mostly among countries, occupations, employment contracts and earnings levels (whereas gender, tenure, age and sector do not play important role). Service employees rate highly health and safety aspect of their work and job content, the least satisfying dimensions are pay, job security and career prospects. Research limitations/implications The study is based on secondary source of information and has a major disadvantage which is inherent in its nature – the analysis is limited to available data, thus it is possible that other factors (not covered in the questionnaire) contribute to variations in job satisfaction and its drivers in service industries. Practical implications Findings add to the understanding of the perception of well-being at work; service organisations could learn the factors that should be modified or emphasized in their human resource practices as well as recruitment strategy to attract and retain engaged and loyal employees who are ready to create and deliver value to customers. Originality/value Although job satisfaction in service industries has been a focus for numerous studies, the issue of factors that have differential effects on well-being at work and its drivers in cross-national context has received relatively little attention from researchers.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-09-23T12:23:22Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-08-2013-0037
  • Cultivation and management of strategic foresight in contexts of rapid
           change, greater complexity, and genuine uncertainties
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, September 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:02:13Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-05-2015-0027
  • Strategia Sapiens – strategic foresight in a new perspective
    • Pages: 405 - 426
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, Page 405-426, September 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer a new perspective for strategic foresight on the basis of nurture theory. Strategia Sapiens refers to the fact that strategic work needs to be foresight oriented, and foresight should be directly value driven. Design/methodology/approach – The following areas of strategic foresight are offered for discussion: the content of a vision, its emergence process and the characteristics of strategic foresight in time and in space. Findings – The interdisciplinary approach of this research creates a synthesis of and bases its findings on the empirical and theoretical findings of different scientific fields. The primary finding is that nurture theory offers new perspectives to refine and renew strategic foresight. One perspective is the existence of a value- and culture-driven way of life, and the other is the simultaneous self-realisation of individuals. The paper creates the following models on the basis of nurture theory: the system relations of strategic foresight, a complex model of development, the field and system of strategic foresight activities, the logistic life-cycle model and the field of force of social spaces. Originality/value – This discussion and approach are highly useful for regional and national strategic practitioners, and they contribute to the discussion of the concept and measurement of development. The nurture theory approach strengthens the incorporation of cultural responsibility, as well as an intergenerational view of strategic foresight, which are both fundamental for a renewal of this field.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:01:43Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-03-2015-0017
  • Enacting a new approach to scenario analysis: the potential of a
           pragmatist account
    • Authors: Paul Davis, Neil Pyper
      Pages: 427 - 443
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, Page 427-443, September 2015.
      Purpose – This paper aims to take a new look at how scenarios are produced and used. It does so from a perspective that is unusual in the field: network pragmatism. Design/methodology/approach – This paper takes a conceptual approach. Findings – A network pragmatist account allows scenarios to play an important role in actions designed to secure specific futures for organisations. It, thus, endows them with micro-political force. Any scenario that fails to exert this force will wither and, ultimately, die, but it can be resuscitated. With its demise in the networked world, a scenario can assume a more partial and private existence, shaping the affections, loyalties and actions of notable individuals. Research limitations/implications – This approach generates novel propositions that question the adequacy of currently dominant cognitive theories. However, it has yet to be tested empirically. Originality/value – Pragmatist reading of scenarios that is proposed is not only distinct but also only ever partial. This work emphasises that a holistic account of scenario lives needs multiple theoretical perspectives.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:01:57Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-10-2014-0060
  • Strategic foresight in a changing world
    • Authors: Rebecca Wayland
      Pages: 444 - 459
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, Page 444-459, September 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this research is to explore the nature of change and the practices of foresight required to anticipate and to plan for change. Design/methodology/approach – Part I provides a sketch of investigations of change and related areas of uncertainty and discontinuity. Part II provides a conceptual framework outlining four types of change: incremental, contextual, structural and foundational. Part III outlines the methodological distinctions required to explore the four types of change characterized here as normal and extraordinary foresight. Part IV combines these examinations to develop a structured approach to scenario analysis. Finally, Part V examines the implications of this work. Findings – A structured approach to scenario planning explores four variations of evolutionary and revolutionary changes. It applies both normal and extraordinary foresight to explore the epistemological and ontological boundaries of change and to analyze the impact of shifts in ontological boundaries. While a structured approach applies established tools and techniques, it also directs our attention to areas where we can do more. It is an integral part of strategic foresight in a changing world. Research limitations/implications – This is a conceptual article based on over 25 years of practice in corporate strategy, including 10 years of work in scenario planning. It is also drawn from doctoral research on the epistemological and ontological boundaries of paradigms (Wayland, 2003), as outlined in Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Kuhn and Hacking, 2012). Originality/value – Recent work examining the epistemological and ontological boundaries of change are linked with a practical framework and methodological distinction. These contributions are combined with a structured approach to scenario planning to improve the ability to anticipate and to plan for change.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:01:44Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-03-2015-0016
  • Strategic foresight: state-of-the-art and prospects for Russian
    • Authors: Konstantin Vishnevskiy, Dirk Meissner, Oleg Karasev
      Pages: 460 - 474
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, Page 460-474, September 2015.
      Purpose – The aim of this paper is to develop a specific strategic foresight methodology and integrate this into roadmapping which is suitable for corporations. To date, reasonable practical experience has been accumulated, but there is a lack of a comprehensive conceptual approach for using strategic foresight and roadmapping to solve management problems. Design/methodology/approach – This approach integrates corporate strategic foresight and roadmapping in several stages. During the foresight phase, the authors create scenarios of long-term development determined by long-term macro trends and challenges to identify “points of growth” and system of priorities for company growth. A strategic roadmap enables the company to form a “corridor” for specific projects and create a long-term action plan to implement the priorities identified in the first phase. Using a project roadmap makes it possible to ensure the implementation of a specific project, defining a system of goals, the necessary measures, their timing and financing, as well as indicators to assess their effectiveness. Findings – The core result of the suggested methodology is a set of possible trajectories of innovation development, reflecting the whole technological chain involving R & D – technology – product – market. Each path involves a sequence of organizational actions and key decision-making points that are necessary to be taken to introduce new technological solutions and develop innovation products with new features to the customer/user. These routes support decision-making in such fields as the choice of the product line, establishment of new partnerships with developers of innovation technologies, decisions regarding “insourcing-outsourcing” and the requirements for relevant scientific and technological breakthroughs. It allows corporations to create strategies for commercializing innovation products. Originality/value – The methodology proposes to integrate the results of foresight studies and in roadmaps and finally in business planning, adopting innovative strategies and management decisions. It contributes to the development of common principles and approaches to the subject, while taking account of company-specific features that can significantly affect the decision-making mechanism. The methodology is applicable to foreign and Russian companies when creating innovative strategies and management decisions based on the results of foresight.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:02:08Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-11-2014-0075
  • Using scenarios in multinational companies across geographic distances
           – a case from the chemical industry
    • Authors: David Hartmann, Christopher Stillings
      Pages: 475 - 488
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, Page 475-488, September 2015.
      Purpose – This paper aims to describe the context and relevance of strategic foresight in the chemical industry. By using a case study of a multinational chemical company, the authors intend to show how global organizations use scenario planning as part of their strategic planning processes. Concentrating on scenario planning for regional strategies, the authors want to contribute to best practice of scenario methodology and ideally inspire academic research. Design/methodology/approach – Reviewing the literature of scenario planning and strategy elaboration, the authors focus on the Hax strategy process of strategy formation, as been applied in the case study’s company. They explain the scenario creation process in detail using a concrete example of India. The outcomes of the scenario creation process are then linked to the Hax strategy process’s description, to identify where scenario planning has created concrete value. Finally, the authors describe lessons learnt and list best practices for practitioners. Findings – Based on the analysis, the authors argue that scenario processes add value when embedded in established strategic planning processes. Lessons learned include among others that it is beneficial that the participants creating the scenarios are also those who join the strategy elaboration and that significant effort needs to go into systematically translating scenarios into implications for the organization. Originality/value – This designed case study is based on the experience of 17 process iterations during a period of five years with over 170 participants during which the core scenario process moderator team did not change.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:02:02Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-11-2014-0076
  • Policy, planning, intelligence and foresight in government organizations
    • Authors: John Michael Schmidt
      Pages: 489 - 511
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, Page 489-511, September 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a low-cost, high return model for implementing a programmatic foresight function that is collaboratively integrated with the organization’s existing policy, planning and intelligence (or policy research) functions. Focusing on government agencies, especially those supporting liberal democratic governments, the purpose of the current paper is to propose a new, practical, low-cost and high-return model for implementing a programmatic strategic foresight function that is collaboratively integrated with the organization’s existing policy, planning and intelligence functions. The paper describes the relevant organizational considerations and options for structural adjustments, and suggests how the proposed model can maximize decision-making effectiveness without disrupting pre-existing structures, operations and products. The paper further discusses the necessity and involvement of a central government foresight agency and a non-hierarchical distributed network linking the foresight units. Design/methodology/approach – Possible solutions are considered with respect to costs of development and implementation, risk (likelihood, consequence and uncertainty) of the new function’s failure, direct negative or positive effect on the performance of existing functions, the level of cross-organizational involvement in or collaboration with the new function, the level of cross-organization tangible benefits and the level of vertical involvement, especially at the executive level. Findings – With few exceptions, the implementation of foresight by governments has not been at all methodical, but has followed many different paths, where it has occurred at all. The approach proposed in this paper – establishing a central foresight agency, propagating individual agency-based small programmatic foresight units and virtual teams and creating a non-hierarchical distributed network to link all of them – appears to best meet the success criteria set out in the paper. Research limitations/implications – Governments, especially liberal democratic ones, and their agencies that have previously shied away from methodically implementing strategic foresight or that have attempted to do so without real success now have an approach that is likely to produce the desired results. Practical implications – The paper creates a sound framework for governments, especially liberal democratic ones, and their agencies to consider and proceed with the implementation of foresight functions and networks to support them. Originality/value – The proposed approach is entirely new and generally challenges current practices.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:01:56Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-12-2014-0081
  • On the influence of organisational routines on strategic foresight
    • Authors: Gloria Appiah, David Sarpong
      Pages: 512 - 527
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, Page 512-527, September 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual model to unpack the relationship between organisational routines and strategic foresight integration. Design/methodology/approach – Three moderating factors, actors mindfulness, organisational context and organisational ambidexterity, are used in a Routines-Foresight Model to explain how and when organisational routines might influence strategic foresight integration. In addition, the interactions between the ostensive and performative aspects of routines are linked to the concept of routines as generative structures to provide a solid theoretical foundation for the relationship between routines and foresight. Findings – The success (or failure) of foresight integration is partly a result of the nature of interaction between the ostensive and performative aspects of routines within a focal organisation. As a result of the characteristic embeddedness of routines in organisations however, certain factors further act as moderators to contribute to a holistic explanation of how the ostensive and performative interaction influence foresight integration success. Research limitations/implications – This paper proposes that routines, whether seen from a change or stability-inducing perspective, could lead to success or failure in foresight integration depending on how the moderating factors (actor’s mindfulness, organisational context and organisational ambidexterity) are managed to accommodate feedback from an organisation’s external environment. In this way, the model proposed challenges present perceptions of routines as leading to successful change behaviours if flexibility is allowed or to failure if they are rigid and unchanging. Practical implications – Cultivating strategic foresight involves the integration of foresight into organisational decisions and requires organisations to pay attention to understanding the organizing logic of its organizing routines and the contextual factors within which these routines are performed. Originality/value – The paper draws on the organisational routines literature to develop new insights into the cultivation of organisational foresightfulness.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:01:41Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-11-2014-0067
  • “Tales from the grave”: what can we learn from failed
           international companies?
    • Authors: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Hongxu Zhang
      Pages: 528 - 541
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, Page 528-541, September 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how organisational closure can inform strategic foresight. Design/methodology/approach – The authors draw insights from illustrative cases, i.e. Swissair, Sabena and Cameroon Airlines to illustrate their theoretical analysis. Findings – The study shed light on the effects of internal and external factors in precipitating business closures. The authors established that top executives’ hubris, resistance to change and over-reliance on external consultants are some of precursors to organisational closure. Research limitations/implications – The analysis of this paper provides a range of strategies that organisations can pursue to learn from other firms’ closure and improve their survivability and chances of future success. Originality/value – Despite a growing body of literature on strategic foresight and organisational closure, the literature has largely developed in isolation and as such the understanding of the relationship between strategic foresight and organisational closure has remained severely limited. The paper integrates these two streams of research to enrich the understanding of how firms can learn from others to improve their strategic foresight.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:01:36Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-10-2014-0059
  • Scenario Based Strategy – Navigate the Future
    • Pages: 542 - 542
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 5, Page 542-542, September 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-08-20T10:02:16Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-05-2015-0028
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