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Accounting Auditing & Accountability J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Accounting Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 3)
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.972, h-index: 30)
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Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
African J. of Economic and Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Agricultural Finance Review     Hybrid Journal  
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 93, SJR: 0.339, h-index: 15)
American J. of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.309, h-index: 23)
Arts Marketing : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific J. of Marketing and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian J. on Quality     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Review of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.174, h-index: 3)
Aslib J. of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 153, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 23)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.439, h-index: 20)
Baltic J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 10)
Benchmarking : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 28)
British Food J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 25)
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Business Process Management J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.841, h-index: 31)
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Campus-Wide Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.246, h-index: 12)
Career Development Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.721, h-index: 22)
China Agricultural Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.419, h-index: 6)
China Finance Review Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.424, h-index: 7)
Circuit World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.297, h-index: 15)
Clinical Governance: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.176, h-index: 13)
Collection Building     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.461, h-index: 8)
COMPEL: The Intl. J. for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.224, h-index: 18)
Competitiveness Review : An Intl. Business J. incorporating J. of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Corporate Communications An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.394, h-index: 18)
Corporate Governance Intl. J. of Business in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 21)
Critical Perspectives on Intl. Business     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.311, h-index: 11)
Cross Cultural Management An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.648, h-index: 6)
Development and Learning in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 6)
Direct Marketing An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.352, h-index: 24)
Drugs and Alcohol Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 87, SJR: 0.129, h-index: 2)
Education + Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.39, h-index: 21)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.243, h-index: 6)
Employee Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.446, h-index: 16)
Engineering Computations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.567, h-index: 36)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.468, h-index: 20)
Equal Opportunities Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 4)
Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 1)
EuroMed J. of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.368, h-index: 15)
European J. of Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.442, h-index: 22)
European J. of Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.957, h-index: 38)
European J. of Training and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 18)
Evidence-based HRM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Facilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.34, h-index: 13)
foresight     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.62, h-index: 16)
Gender in Management : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.495, h-index: 17)
Grey Systems : Theory and Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 13)
Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.121, h-index: 2)
History of Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 3)
Human Resource Management Intl. Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.105, h-index: 5)
Humanomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.104, h-index: 1)
Indian Growth and Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.131, h-index: 1)
Industrial and Commercial Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.318, h-index: 10)
Industrial Lubrication and Tribology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.46, h-index: 15)
Industrial Management & Data Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.989, h-index: 54)
Industrial Robot An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.421, h-index: 25)
Info     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 17)
Information and Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.29, h-index: 28)
Information Technology & People     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 21)
Interactive Technology and Smart Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Interlending & Document Supply     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 10)
Internet Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 44)
Intl. J. for Lesson and Learning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. for Researcher Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.265, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Bank Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.672, h-index: 26)
Intl. J. of Climate Change Strategies and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Clothing Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.436, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Conflict Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.322, h-index: 31)
Intl. J. of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 24)
Intl. J. of Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Development Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.181, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Educational Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.508, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Energy Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.187, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.545, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Event and Festival Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Gender and Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.357, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.32, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Law and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Law in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.104, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Leadership in Public Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Lean Six Sigma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Logistics Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.088, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Managerial Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.269, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Managing Projects in Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Manpower     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.329, h-index: 29)
Intl. J. of Mentoring and Coaching in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Migration, Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.176, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.591, h-index: 26)
Intl. J. of Operations & Production Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.344, h-index: 75)
Intl. J. of Organizational Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.226, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Pervasive Computing and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.185, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.221, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.305, h-index: 34)
Intl. J. of Prisoner Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Productivity and Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.479, h-index: 23)
Intl. J. of Public Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 28)
Intl. J. of Quality & Reliability Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.653, h-index: 50)
Intl. J. of Quality and Service Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Retail & Distribution Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.542, h-index: 26)
Intl. J. of Service Industry Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Social Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.261, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.139, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Structural Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.366, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Sustainability in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.081, h-index: 22)
Intl. J. of Web Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.239, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Wine Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.203, h-index: 5)
Intl. Marketing Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 46)
J. of Accounting & Organizational Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.133, h-index: 3)
J. of Accounting in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
J. of Adult Protection, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.287, h-index: 5)
J. of Advances in Management Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 6)
J. of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Accounting Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.169, h-index: 2)
J. of Applied Research in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
J. of Asia Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Assistive Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.159, h-index: 3)
J. of Business & Industrial Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 41)
J. of Business Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.398, h-index: 12)
J. of Children's Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.305, h-index: 6)
J. of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Chinese Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Chinese Human Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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J. of Consumer Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.57, h-index: 48)
J. of Corporate Real Estate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Criminal Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 87)
J. of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
J. of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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J. of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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J. of Facilities Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Family Business Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
J. of Fashion Marketing and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.438, h-index: 22)
J. of Financial Crime     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 364, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 2)
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J. of Financial Regulation and Compliance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
J. of Financial Reporting and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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J. of Indian Business Research     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
J. of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.26, h-index: 5)
J. of Intellectual Capital     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.788, h-index: 25)
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Journal Cover foresight
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  • Researchers' competencies in the coming decade: attitudes towards and
           expectations of the Russian innovation system
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2016.
      Purpose This paper analyses the necessity and sufficiency of researchers’ and engineers’ competencies in the area of science and technology, given oncoming technological changes. Five key questions are addressed concerning the skills and abilities of PhD holders: What competencies do researchers have at present? What competencies are currently used? How valuable are they at the present time? Will they be in demand in 10-15 years? And how relevant are these competencies for working on projects in priority areas of science and technology development? Design/methodology/approach The analysis was based on data collected by two empirical studies conducted in 2010-2013. A survey of researchers and engineers described the issues with competencies related to the areas of science, technology and innovation. А study among 1884 PhD holders employed in research institutes, universities, and enterprises was carried out. In addition, 30 in-depth interviews were also conducted with experts representing the most promising areas of science and technology development in Russia – nanotechnology, biotechnology, and the power engineering sectors. Findings The results from quantitative and qualitative analyses indicate that general competencies such as fundamental theoretical knowledge, ability to work on projects, teamwork, and creativity will be in demand in 10-15 years, rather than highly-specialized skills. Employers tend to develop needed skills of researchers involved in innovations directly on the workplace, during the realization of a project. Originality/value This is the first paper to use solid broad statistical evidence to outline a clear idea of the technological and scientific research competencies that would be required in the future.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-04-27T11:58:16Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-02-2014-0014
       
  • Research and Innovation Futures: exploring new ways of doing and
           organizing knowledge creation
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of research and innovation futures, sketch the landscape of current developments in this field with a focus on new ways of doing and organizing knowledge creation, and position the contributions to this special issue within that landscape. Design/methodology/approach This paper includes a review of literature on the embedding of research and innovation in society, outlines the main domains of current drivers of change, and summarises the contributions to the special issue. Findings Recent controversies about the future of research and innovation draw on a long-standing trajectory of debate about the role of science, technology and innovation in society, and the balance between autonomy in striving for scientific excellence on the one hand, and the quest for social and economic relevance on the other. Six major domains of current and expected future changes in research and innovation are identified, and serve as backdrop for positioning the more specific contributions to this special issue. Originality/value The main value of this contribution is to provide a condensed and original look at emerging directions of change in research and innovation practices, and their organisational and institutional embedding in society.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-04-27T11:58:15Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2016-0017
       
  • New forms of innovation: critical issues for future pathways
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2016.
      Purpose While new forms of innovation such as open innovation, user innovation or crowdsourcing have been intensively discussed in the last decade, there is little systematic exploration of their wider positive and negative effects on economy, society and environment. Based on the recent debate in the literature and findings from a European foresight project we discuss critical aspects of new forms of innovation such as the increased participation, the use of information technologies and the increased pace of innovation and their challenges for innovation policy. Design/methodology/approach Based on a collection of international practice examples from industry and society, innovation visions have been generated and assessed involving different experts across whole Europe. Findings A generic trend identified can be best described as open, distributed and networked innovation process. While many new innovation models accelerate the innovation process there are also some counter trends which in some fields may slow down the innovation process. In addition, the increased use of web-based tools, algorithms and information technologies raises new questions concerning the protection of intellectual property and data security. This reveals new questions for policy making which have not gained much attention on the European level so far. Originality/value While there is an established discourse around potentially negative impacts of the outcomes of innovation processes notably in the field of technology assessment, innovation capacity is usually seen as a desirable characteristics of innovation systems. We discuss possible negative aspects of new innovation models an issue hardly addressed in the innovation literature so far.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-04-27T11:58:14Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-07-2014-0050
       
  • Science, technology and innovation systems of small economies under
           pressure – sketching three possible future pathways of the Finnish
           system
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this article is to explore and discuss possible future pathways of the Finnish science, technology and innovation (STI) system. The article sketches three speculative pathways for the Finnish STI system. Design/methodology/approach Theoretical considerations behind the pathways are based on analyses of the determinants and behaviour of small open economies, their innovation systems and governance. The empirical background of the article is in the current trends of the Finnish economy and STI system. The analysis of pathways is based on three dimensions: Institutionalized policy environment and economy, domestic interest groups and policy, and STI institutions and funding. Changes in these dimensions are analysed by paying special attention to two variables: the position of the nation state and the general economic development. Findings The first future pathway outlined is based on an optimistic view by setting Finland on the basis of past success factors a European and global STI hotspot. The second pathway is based on the assumption that the Finnish STI system will be increasingly subordinated to international structures and decision-making. The third one is geared around the assumption that the Finnish STI system will be dominated by industries. Research limitations/implications While Finland has been seen as a European showpiece of innovation since the early 2000s, currently the country’s national economy and STI system are undergoing a critical period. The article sheds light on this transformation and its potential future outcomes and attempts to raise debate on the options policy-makers may face in the increasingly complex global environment in small countries. Originality/value The article introduces potential future avenues for the Finnish STI system and provides a contribution to the debate of the future of small countries’ STI systems and innovation policies by emphasising the limited space of the STI policy choices and how the development paths and space for policy-making evolve from the interaction of socio-economic factors between domestic and wider international context.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-04-27T11:58:13Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-06-2014-0043
       
  • Constructing transformative scenarios for research and innovation futures
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2016.
      Purpose This article aims to advance the state of the art in constructing transformative scenarios by building upon Boudon's social theory, and to reflect its application to research and innovation futures. Design/methodology/approach The scenarios are based upon a particular multi-level perspective for research and innovation. They are developed around two time horizons: an explorative scenario stage by 2020 (exploring tensions) and a transformative scenario stage by 2030 (tracing the mechanisms of transformation). Findings Five scenarios provide comprehensive images of research and innovation regimes and practices, and how research and innovation is embedded in society by 2030, and what plausible pathways of evolution towards the transformation of our research and innovation landscape may look like. Research limitations/implications The methodology 'from explorative to transformative scenarios' provides a meaningful, complementary perspective of standard scenario methodology rather than replacing it. Practical implications Foresight practitioners can use the methodology to advance the construction of transformative scenarios. The approach from 'explorative to transformative scenarios' is best suited when policy measures are to be addressed. Originality/value There has been little guidance on how to construct transformative scenarios. Insights from social theory are leveraged to develop a more consolidated approach. The two time horizons approach, encompassing an explorative and a transformative stage, is novel and applied to research and innovation futures.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-04-27T11:58:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-06-2014-0041
       
  • Rebooting science? Implications of science 2.0 main trends for
           scientific method and research institutions
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2016.
      Purpose The article aims to analyse a set of converging trends is underpinning a larger phenomenon called Science 2.0 and to assess what are the most important implications for scientific method and research institutions. Design/methodology/approach It is based on a triangulation of exploratory methods which include a wide-ranging literature review, web-based mapping and in-depth interviews with stakeholders. Findings The main implications of science 2.0 are enhanced efficiency, transparency and reliability, raise of data-driven science, microcontributions on a macroscale, multidimensional, immediate and multiform evaluation of science, disaggregation of the value chain of service providers for scientists, influx of multiple actors and the democratization of science. Originality/value The article rejects the notion of science 2.0 as the mere adoption of web 2.0 technologies in science, and puts forward an original integrated definition covering three trends that have not yet been analysed together: open science, citizens science and data-intensive science. It argues that these trends are mutually reinforcing and and puts forward their main implications. It concludes with the identification of three enablers of Science 2.0 – policy measures, individual practice of scientists and new infrastructure and services and sees the main bottleneck in lack of incentives on the individual level.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-04-27T11:58:10Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-06-2014-0040
       
  • Futures of science with and for society: towards transformative policy
           orientations
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2016.
      Purpose How to derive policy implications from five future scenarios of transformed research and innovation (R&I) systems? This paper analyses methodological and content issues of five future scenarios of transformed research and innovation (R&I) systems. The aim is to provide an outlook on strategic policies capable of facilitating or moderating these transformative changes in research and innovation practices is discussed in light of overarching intentions to foster ‘responsible’ ambitions (in Europe and beyond discussed as Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI). Design/methodology/approach The paper elaborates a four-step methodology to assess the scenario’s policy implications. Firstly, by articulating the scenario implications for six core dimensions of R&I systems. Secondly, an RRI assessment framework is developed to assess in each scenario contribute opportunities and limitations for transforming R&I systems towards responsibility goals. The third step involves a cross-scenario analysis of similarities and differences between the scenarios, allowing to identity robust policy options making sense in more than one scenario. The last analytical step includes again the richness of the individual scenario assessments aiming to provide a broader outlook on transformative policy orientations. Findings The paper concludes with outlining the contours of a future responsible research and innovation system together with some suggestions for transformative policy orientations that aim to govern the R&I system towards such a future, as a source of inspiration and reflection. Research limitations/implications The analysis is based on five future scenario's that do not cover systematically future developments external to the Research and Innovation system. Practical implications An outlook of strategic policies capable of facilitating or moderating these transformative changes in research and innovation practices are discussed in light of the overarching EU goal of encouraging the performance of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Originality/value Providing inspirational anticipatory strategic intelligence for fostering the responsible ambitions of research with and for society.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-04-27T11:58:09Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-10-2014-0063
       
  • Strategies for emerging research and innovation futures
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2016.
      Purpose The current paper aims to present a set of strategic options for Research and Innovation (R&I) stakeholders in the light of new and emerging ways of organising and performing research. Design/methodology/approach The paper first reviews the evolution of the R&I landscape, and identifies the most influential stakeholders engaged in R&I. In the light of the scenarios developed for the year 2030, a set of strategic options are identified and assessed for each stakeholder group. Findings R&I systems are now more complex than 50 years ago and will be even more in the future. Radical changes are expected in terms of the ways research is funded, organised and carried out. Some of these transformations are captured by the scenarios developed. The analysis of scenarios indicated that their feasibility and desirability differ across different sectors of industry, and research areas within the research landscape. Research limitations/implications Scenarios and strategies presented in the paper bring new considerations on the way research activities are practiced. Further research is considered to be useful on the new modes of research and implications for academia, industry, society and policy makers. Practical implications The discussion around the responses of different stakeholders vis.a.vis specific scenarios about the future in research and innovation practices and organisation, gives a practical view about how to deal with associated emerging trends and issues. Originality/value The paper is based on work undertaken within the Research and Innovation (RIF) 2030 project. As R&I activities will be important for the development and competitiveness of the EU and its member states, the work presented here is considered to be of value by highlighting how to create more resilient strategies in a fast-changing R&I landscape.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-04-27T11:58:08Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-07-2014-0048
       
  • The future of Russian science through the prism of public policy
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2016.
      Purpose During the last decade Russian federal authorities have tried to build an effective national innovation system, strongly emphasizing a well-functioning science sector. The purpose of this paper is to look at future developments of Russian science from the perspective of recent policies and their perceptions by Russian scientists. Special emphasis is placed on the so-called ‘efficient contracts’ policy for researchers which should make the remuneration system of public R&D organizations more competitive. Design/methodology/approach The paper examines the results of an extensive survey of almost 1500 Russian scientists and managers at universities and public research organizations conducted by the authors in 2013 as well as recent statistical data and policy documents. Findings The paper concludes that some of the ambitious S&T goals set by the government will be hard to achieve in the next decade. The scientific landscape is likely to experience certain structural changes but will probably face many of the existing problems. Improvements in overall R&D performance will largely depend on how well the ‘efficient contracts’ policy is implemented. Originality/value The future development of Russian science is discussed based on major recent policy documents and the opinions of Russian scientists. The findings might be important for policy makers not only in Russia but other countries as well.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-04-27T11:58:07Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-06-2014-0037
       
  • Foresight for regional policy: technological and regional fit
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 2, April 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to propose and discuss a new regional foresight methodology. Design/methodology/approach The first part describes the methodology and the organisational process adopted for implementing foresight at the regional level and highlights the criticalities. The research methodology is based on case study. The case is the analysis of the industrial and regional sectors and the technological families in the Lombardy region. Findings This methodology analyses trends, technologies and industries returning a set of qualitative and quantitative indicators. Then, it aggregates them building two matrixes (trends-technologies and technologies-industries). Finally, it evaluates the future importance of a technology (the attractiveness of a technology for the long-term competitiveness of the regional main industrial sectors) and the capabilities of the regional industrial, technical and scientific system to develop specific technologies (feasibility for the regional system to develop the chosen technology). Originality/value The originality lies in an integrated analysis of the possible futures and their relation with the industrial world. Its value is as a tool to suggest policies and R&D investments. It is possible to provide a sound basis for science and technology policy making.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-02-15T09:42:46Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-09-2014-0058
       
  • Back to the future: perilous military decisions intended to have ended
           differently
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 2, April 2016.
      Purpose The aim of this paper is to understand the how and why of failures in selected instances of aggressive military leadership. Design/methodology/approach Using noteworthy historical accounts, the author analyzes the conception, planning, strategy, execution and results of a series of major operations. Findings With one exception, execution of the strategies failed to attain their principal objectives. Research limitations/implications The historical sources used may in themselves be subject to omissions, misinterpretation or flaws in scholarship. Originality/value Insofar as it can be established, this may be the first attempt to use the tools of the futurist to analyze the mechanics of erroneous military leadership.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-02-15T09:42:45Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-07-2015-0041
       
  • Deconstructing Islamic banking - history of debates, and steps to an
           alternative future
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 2, April 2016.
      Purpose There is almost a consensus amongst Muslim scholars that the most crucial problem facing the Muslim world is in the prevailing ideas (including: sanctification, archaism, the common paradigm, absence of the role of the intellectual etc.) which formulate people's thoughts and determine their options. There will not be a genuine renaissance of Islam without updating these ideas and emerging from the cocoon of the past. This can be done through a modern approach which would respond to changes by looking towards the future rather than towards the past. This study aims to identify the intellectual aspects of this crisis, and how this crisis has formed and influenced Islamic banking. Design/methodology/approach To analyze this crisis, we will use the methodology called Causal Layered Analysis (CLA), drawn from the field of strategic foresight and designed by Sohail Inayatullah (2002). CLA is designed on the basis that the way to understand the nature of the problem will determine the proposed solutions, by diving through the surface phenomena of the problem to the depth of the “motors” of the crisis. Findings The author finds that: Islamic banking is the offspring of its incubator ideas and reform, change and progress of Islamic banking can only deal with a critical approach of these ideas; Islamic banking promotes itself as an alternative to conventional banking, but this has not been achieved except on the level of form rather than substance; Islamic banking is a movement within a variable reality, and inertia in specific form and context will keep it in a state of crisis and may lead to its demise. Originality/value To the author's knowledge, this is the first study showing the roots of the ideas making up the fabric of banking in the Muslim world, and the repercussions of intellectual crisis on Islamic banking.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-02-15T09:42:44Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-09-2015-0044
       
  • OLED TV technology forecasting using technology mining and the Fisher-Pry
           diffusion model
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 2, April 2016.
      Purpose Due to rapid technological evolution driven by display manufacturers, the television market of flat panel displays has been fast growing with the advancement of digital technologies in broadcasting service. Recently, Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) successfully penetrated into large-size television market, catching up Light-Emitting Diode (LED)-Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD). This paper aims to investigate market penetration in OLED technologies by determining their technology adoption rates based on diffusion model. Design/methodology/approach Through rapid evolution of information and communication technology as well as flood of data from diverse sources such as research awards, journals, patents, business press, newspaper, and internet social media, Data Mining, Text Mining, Tech Mining, and Database Tomography have become practical techniques for assisting the forecaster to identify early signs of technological change. The information extracted from a variety of sources can be used in technology diffusion model such as Fisher-Pry where emerging technologies substitute older ones. This article employs comparison-based prediction method to forecast the adoption and diffusion of next-generation OLED technologies by mining journal and patent database. Findings In recent years, there is a drastic reduction of patents related with LCD technologies, which suggests next generation OLED technology penetrate into TV market. Strong industry adoption for OLED has been found. High level of maturity is expected by 2026. Research limitations/implications For OLED technologies that are closely tied to industrial applications such as electronic display devices, it may be better to use more industry oriented data mining such as patents, market data, trade shows, number of companies or startups, etc. Fisher-Pry model does not address the level of sales for each technology. Therefore, the comparison between Bass model and Fisher-Pry model would be useful to investigate the market trends of OLED TVs further. Another step for forecasting could include using industry experts and a Delphi model for forecasting (and further validation). Originality/value Fisher-Pry growth curves for Journal publications, and Patents follow the expected sequence. Specially, Journal publications and Patents growth curves are close for OLED technologies indicating strong industry adoption.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-02-15T09:42:42Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-08-2015-0043
       
  • ACTVOD-futures workshop – a generic structure for a one-day futures
           workshop
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 2, April 2016.
      Purpose This paper introduces a generic structure for a futures workshop, developed especially to be used in brief practically-oriented foresight projects. Based on experiences of tens of dozens of workshops where this method has been used, the aim of the article is to inform and educate practitioners of futures studies on the method and discuss its characteristics. Design/methodology/approach The design of the ACTVOD workshop method was influenced by the need to have a futures workshop design that would encourage creativity and allow for the hosting of a futures workshop in a rather short amount of time. ACTVOD takes advantage from several theoretical insights and methods within futures studies. It combines elements from heuristic problem solving, scenario workshops (focus on finding action plans towards desired future) and soft systems methodology. Findings ACTVOD is a rather easy and time-efficient way of producing and collecting good-quality insights on the future and bringing those insights to a practical level. Major challenges using it relate to the transition between workshop stages and on reporting, which relies heavily on participants’ activity. Originality/value This is the first time the characteristics of ACTVOD workshop method are thoroughly introduced in an academic journal. Learning of the method would be useful for practitioners of participatory futures studies methods, especially those who are frequently invited to facilitate short workshops for varying audiences.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-02-15T09:42:40Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-01-2015-0003
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2016.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-03-15T08:42:51Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-01-2016-0001
       
  • Prospective games for defence strategic decisions in Brazil
    • Pages: 4 - 23
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 4-23, March 2016.
      Purpose – This paper aims to propose a model, based on strategic simulation and scenario planning, to improve the decision-making process in the Brazilian defence area. Design/methodology/approach – Participants are disposed in three levels: decision-makers team – which goes beyond the Ministry of Defence (and military services) alone and includes other representatives of the executive and legislative branches; political and strategic advisory team – civilian representatives with a broad understanding of the national and international contexts that can contribute to developing insights and shaping the forces that may contribute to the nation’s future; and experts database— experts in fields of interest to national defence, comprising representatives of several sectors and broad areas of knowledge, including scholars, scientists, politicians, military, industry, among others. Findings – The planning and preparation of national defence strategies require a long-term approach, which is multidisciplinary, participatory and contextualized to the geopolitical and institutional frames of the country. Research limitations/implications – However, despite many policy papers intentions, defence issues have always been considered a matter for the military arena due to the country’s cultural background. Practical/implications – Because decisions about defence have long-range impacts and political implications, policy-makers should shape them bearing in mind a complex and politically shared foresight process. Social/implications – This proposed planning process enables a participatory engagement with some civil organizations and individuals as well as amplifies their commitment in national defence issues. Originality/value – The proposal is innovative in South America, considering that it encompasses integrated simulations on participatory foresight processes as well as broadened the civilian–military dynamic relationship and the diverse viewpoints in defence implications analysis to include a wider share of the Brazilian society.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-03-15T08:42:43Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-07-2014-0047
       
  • Foresight and the third mission of universities: the case for innovation
           system foresight
    • Pages: 24 - 40
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 24-40, March 2016.
      Purpose – This paper aims to argue that innovation system foresight (ISF) can significantly contribute to the third mission of universities by creating an active dialogue between universities, industry and society. Design/methodology/approach – This paper’s approach is conceptual. The authors analyse the third mission and relevant literature on innovation systems and foresight to explain how and why foresight contributes to the third mission. Findings – The authors propose that foresight contributes to the third mission of universities, particularly to the research and development and innovation dimensions through the development of joint understanding of the agendas and future needs of stakeholders. In addition, foresight enables education to be designed to address identified needs. Research limitations/implications – The findings are both conceptual and exploratory in nature. Thus, the argument needs further examination through a broader study on foresight in the university–industry context and/or longitudinal research on the outcomes and impact of foresight in this context. Practical implications – The findings highlight the importance of understanding the systemic nature of innovation and its role in economic development. Universities must understand their role within the larger innovation system to fulfil the potential of economic development and by extension, their third mission. Originality/value – The paper outlines a novel approach of using ISF to promote university–industry partnerships and the growth of innovation systems. The paper also contributes to the discussion of the third mission by outlining that mission in practical terms.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-03-15T08:42:35Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2014-0026
       
  • Assessing the desirability and feasibility of scenarios on eco-efficient
           transport: a heuristic for efficient stakeholder involvement during
           foresight processes
    • Pages: 41 - 58
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 41-58, March 2016.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate and discuss how stakeholder assessment of scenarios can be used to trigger a structured and, therefore, more efficient debate amongst stakeholders about future options for achieving a more eco-efficient transport system in Europe. Particularly, it wants to explore the extent to which a distinction between the desirability and the feasibility of a potential future development can render such debates more rational and transparent. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on a project on eco-efficient transport for the Science and Technology Option Assessment panel of the European Parliament (STOA). Key elements of the methods used in the STOA project were easily understandable scenarios and a survey of the main assumptions underlying the scenarios. Both the scenarios and the survey were used in a stakeholder workshop to assess the desirability and the feasibility of approaches towards establishing a more eco-efficient transport system. Findings – The methodological approach proved helpful for collecting a large amount of valuable information in a relative short time. In particular, the distinction between desirability and feasibility was useful in mapping out the patterns of opinion amongst stakeholders and for understanding where there is common ground, where there are differences and what the reasons behind these differences are. It helped in identifying promising pathways towards more eco-efficient transport futures and in getting a better understanding of barriers and of the ways to overcome them. Practical implications – The approach served as the basis for having a well-structured, rational and, thus, efficient debate. In practice, this factor is relevant because stakeholder involvement is crucial when it comes to transitions of socio-technical systems, such as the transport system. Keeping stakeholders motivated to take part in such participatory processes is only possible, however, if they perceive that these processes are well-structured and, therefore, efficient. Originality/value – In contrast to many other scenario-based approaches, the scenarios in this project were understood as an input to the discussion and not as the result of a process. Furthermore, not only the results but also the underlying assumptions of the scenarios were explicitly made a topic for assessment. The differentiation between desirability and feasibility was used as a guiding dimension for the assessment.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-03-15T08:42:38Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-05-2014-0034
       
  • Systematic exploration of scenario spaces
    • Pages: 59 - 75
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 59-75, March 2016.
      Purpose – Scenarios have become a vital methodological approach in business as well as in public policy. When scenarios are used to guide analysis and decision-making, the aim is typically robustness and in this context we argue that two main problems at scenario set level is conservatism, i.e. all scenarios are close to a perceived business-as-usual trajectory and lack of balance in the sense of arbitrarily mixing some conservative and some extreme scenarios. The purpose of this paper is to address these shortcomings by proposing a methodology for generating sets of scenarios which are in a mathematical sense maximally diverse. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, we develop a systematic methodology, Scenario Diversity Analysis (SDA), which addresses the problems of broad span vs conservatism and imbalance. From a given set of variables with associated states, SDA generates scenario sets where the scenarios are in a quantifiable sense maximally different and therefore best span the whole set of feasible scenarios. Findings – The usefulness of the methodology is exemplified by applying it to sets of storylines of the emissions scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This ex-post analysis shows that the storylines were not maximally diverse and given the challenges ahead with regard to emissions reduction and adaptation planning, we argue that it is important to strive for diversity when developing scenario sets for climate change research. Originality/value – The proposed methodology adds significant novel features to the field of systematic scenario generation, especially with regard to scenario diversity. The methodology also enables the combination of systematics with the distinct future logics of good intuitive logics scenarios.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-03-15T08:42:50Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-02-2015-0011
       
  • Assessing the functions and dimensions of visualizations in foresight
    • Pages: 76 - 90
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 76-90, March 2016.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address a central question in foresight exercises: how to communicate derived results? Design/methodology/approach – By drawing on an empirical study, this paper presents a framework for using visualizations in foresight and illustrates its application by referring to a case study. Findings – The argument is made that by using a dimensional framework, the effects of visualization can be leveraged for communicating foresight results and creating stronger buy-in. Originality/value – Although visualizations appear to be a central means of communication and engagement, little is known in the context of foresight on the functions and dimension of visualizations.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-03-15T08:42:39Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2014-0027
       
 
 
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