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Journal Cover   foresight
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  • Toward an inclusive understanding of technology intelligence: a literature
    • Authors: Mostafa Safdari Ranjbar, Gholam Reza Tavakoli
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 3, June 2015.
      Purpose The current paper aims to promote our understanding of technology intelligence by responding to two questions: 1. What is technology intelligence? 2. How is it accomplished? Design/methodology/approach In order to respond to two main questions about technology intelligence in this paper, we have studied relevant academic, peer reviewed journals and books using the literature databases of Google Scholar, Sciencedirect, Inderscience, Wiley and Emerald Insight. we have used some selection criteria to choose papers and books for inclusion in our study. Findings Enhancing our understanding of technology intelligence concept by responding to two main questions (What is technology intelligence and How is it accomplished), classifying the main studies in the field of technology intelligence and several practical and theoretical implications are our finding in this paper. Practical implications A number of practical implications related to technology intelligence structure, process, methods, tools and players are suggested to managers of organizations and companies in order to improve their technology related planning processes and decision makings. Originality/value In spite of the considerable level of consensus on the necessity of precisely scanning and monitoring technological changes and trends there is still limited understanding of technology intelligence concept. This paper intends to enhance our understanding of technology intelligence by responding to two questions: What is technology intelligence? And How is it accomplished?
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:21:27 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-11-2014-0072
  • SPIEF 2014: technology, energy and Russia’s future development
    • Authors: Ozcan Saritas
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 3, June 2015.
      Purpose The present paper reports the author’s observations and opinions during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2014. Discussions presented focus on (i) recent technological developments and their impacts on society with three plausible future scenarios; (ii) the energy agenda with new technological advancements and future energy partnerships; and (iii) the dynamics of Russia’s future development agenda amid the Ukraine crisis. Design/methodology/approach The paper includes a commentary on the SPIEF 2014 forum. Ideas presented are extended through the review of relevant references and future scenarios. Findings Technological development will continue to shape societies and may even result with the transformation of social classes. Energy will remain as a top priority area on the global and regional socio-economic agenda with political implications across the world and in Russia. Research limitations/implications A number of research questions arose through the discussion on the relationships between science, technology and society; future energy technologies; and geo-politics. Originality/value With the original ideas presented, this viewpoint paper addresses some of the grand social, technological, economic, environmental and political challenges societies face today.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:21:23 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2015-0020
  • Review of Handbook of Sustainable Engineering by Kauffman, Joanne, Lee,
           Kun Mo (Eds.)
    • Authors: Vladislav Belyaev
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 3, June 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:21:21 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-10-2014-0064
  • Review of Beyond Human: Engineering Our Future Evolution. By Eric
           Seedhouse. Springer, 2014.
    • Authors: Natalia Nikolaevna Nazarenko
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 3, June 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:21:19 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-12-2014-0084
  • What is the biggest question in CSR research?
    • Authors: Frederick Ahen, Peter Zettinig
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 3, June 2015.
      Purpose Corporate (social) responsibility, C(S)R, is an issue-oriented substantive domain. Nevertheless, there are countless socio-economic, medico-techno-scientific, environmental, and ethical philosophical questions that are far from being settled. In pursuit of a more desirable and sustainable future, this work problematizes current CR research, education and practice. Design/methodology/approach This contribution provides a critical perspective on the future of CR research and practice and offers a way forward based on theoretical prescience. Findings The paper delineates a taxonomy of typical crises, categorized as burning, existential, overlooked, and neglected crises. This taxonomy can be employed as a tool for all forms of scenario analysis, empirical work, and policymaking. This allows various futures issues to be given targeted interventions, assigned a focal theory, or allocated differentiated resources, and appropriate time and space depending on their technical nature and the institutional context within which the issues unfold. Originality/value A profound chasm exists between CR practice and rhetoric. This void is particularly stark when we consider the interface between science and technology and developing economies. This paper explores desirable futures for CR while analyzing what is possible and probable.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:21:17 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-05-2013-0020
  • Strategic planning and organizational flexibility in turbulent
    • Authors: Riccardo Vecchiato
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 3, June 2015.
      Purpose Purpose – The main purpose of this paper is to address a key issue in literature on management and foresight: we explore how firms might cope with the increased turbulence of the business environment. Design/methodology/approach Design/methodology/approach - This article is based on a multiple case study of major firms of the energy and the mobile communication industries. Findings Findings – We focus on strategic foresight and organizational flexibility: we introduce the concept of ‘boundary uncertainty’ and investigate its managerial implications. Originality/value Originality/value –The main contribution of this paper is to expand our understanding of environmental uncertainty and to reinvigorate the study of strategic decision making in turbulent industries. We provide descriptive data on the foresight approaches that some of the world’s largest and most influential companies used throughout the 2000s for remaining aligned with their fast-paced environments. We thus inform the debate between the ‘planning’ and the ‘learning’ schools of strategic management.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:21:15 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-05-2014-0032
  • How Japan went to war
    • Authors: Jacques G Richardson
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 3, June 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:21:14 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2014-0025
  • Errata
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:57:01 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2015-092
  • Who rules the world?: an introduction
    • Authors: Dennis Ray Morgan
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:29 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-02-2015-0013
  • Who runs the world? The subconscious
    • Authors: Johan Galtung
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:27 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-02-2015-0012
  • Six treatments of global ruling power/governance and prospects for the
           future: an overview
    • Authors: Dennis Ray Morgan
      First page: 97
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Purpose The aim of this paper is to test and explore the hypothesis global ruling power, as well as review the six approaches featured in the special edition on global governance/ruling power. Design/methodology/approach Anthropological and historical records are presented as support for the emergence of ruling power in society; moreover, evidence of global ruling governance/power is reviewed in the six papers featured in the special edition. Findings Alternatives for global governance are reviewed in two papers, while four papers present evidence in support of the thesis of the emergence of a transnational ruling power/class. Research limitations/implications Since global ruling power exists informally and surreptitiously, the exact mechanisms of control are difficult to delineate, especially due to the fact that the Powers That Be spend much effort to block research into this area; however, this special edition opens up a promising area for new research efforts into global ruling power and the potential for global democracy. Practical implications Practical implications, though minimal in the short-term, increase as awareness grows and policy alternatives are considered for the transition to a long-term, democratic global future. Originality/value This paper represents a relatively new area for interdisciplinary research into global futures. Futurists, political scientists, and sociologists should find it valuable.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:16 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-01-2015-0005
  • Transforming global governance: images of futures from people on the
    • Authors: Anita Sykes-Kelleher
      First page: 112
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Purpose The topics of an emerging planetary civilisation and its common affairs, global problems that require coordinated worldwide responses, and contested forms of globalisation are collectively stimulating an international conversation about alternatives to the current system of global governance. This article introduces new voices to the conversation, providing unconventional perspectives of possible futures to those found in much of the scholarly literature. These perspectives are those of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (U.N.P.O.), an international non-government organisation comprising nations and peoples not represented at the United Nations (U.N.). Design/methodology/approach Collectively the discourses and worldviews of the U.N.P.O., feminists, social and environmental movements, Cosmopolitan Democrats, technocrats and the Commission on Global Governance, reveal contesting images of global governance futures in which the U.N. is transformed in ways that are aligned to emerging forms of alternative globalisations. The Causal Layered Analysis (C.L.A.) futures research method is used to construct models of each group’s preferred global governance future from elements of their discourses and deeply held ideological commitments. Findings Structural aspects are also considered and the author offers an analytical framework summarising the models against the layers of C.L.A. and the history, power base, globalisation worldview and agency congruent with each model. The models are then presented as visionary scenarios generating images of future alternatives whilst providing an opportunity to hear what the nations unrepresented in the current system have to say. Originality/value Their views produced a more inclusive, egalitarian and holistic future global governance image when compared with the ‘business as usual’ U.N. future.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:23 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-01-2014-0004
  • Alternative futures of global governance: scenarios and perspectives from
           the Global South
    • Authors: Shermon Ortega Cruz
      First page: 125
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical and informative exploration of the emerging roles and rising influence of the Global South in shaping the future of global governance. Specifically it inquires into the following questions: How is the Global South impacting the way we govern globally? What are the pushers, pulls, and weights to the futures of global governance? Using Jim Dator’s alternative futures archetype, what is the future of global governance? What are the emerging issues and trends? Design/methodology/approach It employs Sohail Inayatullah’s futures triangle to map the drivers – the pushes, pulls and weights of global governance and Jim Dator’s archetypes – continued economic growth, collapse, conserver and transformation - to imagine and construct alternative futures of global governance. Findings The futures triangle analysis maps and reveals three diverse but causally linked Global South narratives of global governance. The pulls of the future include the BRICS leading the way, and emerging economies reinforcing the pluralization of global governance discourses and systems. New governance regimes create new global governance dynamics and North-South relations. Their increasing social, political and economic clout leads to new governance structures. The Global South’s rising human development index, economic growth, decreasing financial reliance, the rise of mini-lateralism and South-south cooperation is a push of the present. Weights are recurring financial constraints, their lack of technical capacity, existing international laws, stagnating bureaucracy, poverty, domestic issues, and State centrism (among others). Four alternative global governance scenarios emerge: a harmonious world is everybody’s business – a state-centric and economic growth global governance future. Here, the dynamics of global governance remain the same as zero-sum thinking informs the rules of the game. In dangerous transitions and the rise of the rest, however, the status quo is disrupted as power shifts rapidly and detrimentally. Then, in mosaic of the old structure, the South embraces protectionism, and the old vanguards return. Finally, in all boats rise substantially, power is redistributed as emerging states gain larger, formal (and informal) leadership roles in global governance. The global world order is re-designed for the Global South. A world parliament is created and stronger regional unions emerge. Research limitations/implications This paper extensively utilizes existing and emerging literature, official reports, blogs, interviews, books and other digital texts on global governance. The sources relevance is analyzed using the futures triangle tool and dissected to present four detailed scenarios using Dator’s alternative futures archetype. This study seeks to initially explore alternative futures of global governance from the perspective of the Global South. While some studies have approached the topic, only a few authors have addressed global governance using futures tools and methods. The goal of this research is to map and explore some alternative futures of global governance. The paper is less useful in predicting what lies ahead. Its intention is to highlight the “rise of the different” and create a space for more meaningful conversations on global governance. Practical implications This research could provide futurists, policymakers, international relations scholars and global governance advocates some alternative narratives, frameworks and images of global governance. While it does not offer any specific structures and solutions, it offers a number of emerging issues and perspectives from the Global south that decision-makers and institutions might want to consider as they rethink global governance. Originality/value It maps and constructs some plausible scenarios of global governance that emphasize Global South perspectives while using futures tools and methods.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:12 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-05-2014-0030
  • Bow down all 7 billion: the compressed spheres of global governance
    • Authors: Frederick Ahen
      First page: 143
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Purpose This study answers two questions: (i) How do technologies of governance explain how global governance is enacted and (ii) what alternatives can be proposed for a sustainable future for the governed 7 billion? Design/methodology/approach Using institutional theory and Galtung’s (1971) structural theory of imperialism as critical theoretical frameworks, I confront orthodox conception of global governance by offering transformative alternatives to inequality, a ‘historically situated urgency’, which is the product of a faulty global governance system. Findings Concrete purposively sampled empirical illustrations on transnational corporations’ resource control and how ‘flight capital’ fleeces the poor to enrich the affluent are provided to aid understanding. This helps to explain how such secretive financial mechanisms perpetuate global inequality in health, education and general wellbeing. Originality/value The novelty in this study is the concept of compressed spheres of global governance which explain how both visible and invisible systems shape all the worlds of the governors and the governed as well as how they both interpret their lived experiences.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:25 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-10-2014-0065
  • The end of democracy as we knew it
    • Authors: Bernd Hamm
      First page: 161
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Purpose This paper begins by summarizing the major theoretical elements in the definition of a global ruling class. It then examines how neoconservatives in the US took power and used regime change to install US-friendly governments in other regions. A strategy of tension is used to press the American population into conformity. But the real revolution is to what extent factual politics escape any attempt to democratic control. Design/methodology/approach The research relies on case studies of material already published and provides a synthesis. Findings Three case studies show how far the Deep State already goes. Democracy is on the brink of survival. Originality/value This paper is an original hypothesis of the potential end of democracy as we know it, supported by empirical data.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:09 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2014-0024
  • Globalization, technology and the transnational capitalist class
    • Authors: Jerry Robert Harris
      First page: 194
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Purpose Capitalism has developed into a deeply integrative economic system of financial investments and manufacturing. This process of globalization has brought about the emergence of a transnational capitalist class that rules the world's economy. Financialization, created by the speed and interconnectivity of information technologies, is a key element that has produced immense wealth for a few while reducing their dependence on the labor of workers. This system of global accumulation has lead to a crisis of democracy with several different possible outcomes. Design/methodology/approach This paper begins with an historical examination of capitalism and capitalist class formation by tracing developments from nation-centric capitalism to globalization. A conceptual explanation of the development of the transnational capitalist class (TCC) is offered. Research on current economic data to support the thesis on the emergence of the TCC in both its private and statist forms is included, as well as an examination of the latest technology developments that affect financialization and how this impacts class relations. The conclusion analyzes the development of democracy as a class dialectic, and the impact of globalization that is altering the historic relationships between capital and labor. The paper ends with a discussion of possible political/economic futures. Findings Globalization is a new era in which capitalism has deepen its inherent tendency towards creating world markets and production. This process has been greatly enhanced by the new technological tools of financial production. Organizing and overseeing this system of global accumulation is the transnational capitalist class. The emergence of this class has transformed class relations based within the historic perimeters of nation-states, and threatens the content and character of democracy that arose out of the bourgeois democratic revolutions in America and France. Originality/value Transnational Capitalist Class Theory is a recently developed field of research. It is a new critic of mainstream international relations analysis which centers on nation to nation relationships. It also differs with world system theory which divides countries into a center/peripheral analysis. Within the field of TCC research this paper offers an original historic perspective between global economics and the development of democracy. It also makes new theoretical connections between IT, financialization and the destruction of the social contract.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:19 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-03-2014-0016
  • We rule the world: an emerging global class fraction?
    • Authors: Georgina Murray
      First page: 208
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.
      Purpose To investigate who rules the world? The hypothesis is that it is the .1% of owners and controllers of capital. Design/methodology/approach Used secondary sources including the Bureau Van Dyk and The World Top Incomes database - to look at distributions of income and wealth (stock ownership). This is supplemented with secondary source analysis and with some interviews Findings The top point one per centers, the wealthy, those on the top incomes and transnational capitalist class are all distinct but overlapping categories that describe the (white) men and (few) women who hold power through their ownership and/or control of capital, and who are thereby directly or indirectly able to act hegemonic-ally, on an emerging global basis. Research limitations/implications Theorists of the global school of capitalism Alveredo, F, Atkinson, A. Piketty, T & Saez, E. (2013) The top 1 percent in International and historical Perspective, Journa; of Economic Perspectives, v.27, n.3, Summer, pp.3-20.argue that there has been a qualitatively new twenty-first century transnational capitalism in the process of emerging (see Robinson 2012a). This paper tests this assumption and relates it to the work of Hamm 2010. Originality/value This seeks to identify empirical evidence to support the theory of an emerging transnational capitalist class.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:21 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2014-0022
  • When battle and duplicity determine power
    • Authors: Jacques G Richardson
      First page: 226
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:14 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-02-2014-0010
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