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A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Accounting Auditing & Accountability J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Accounting Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.26, h-index: 7)
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.88, h-index: 40)
Advances in Accounting Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.514, h-index: 5)
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.124, h-index: 5)
Advances in Dual Diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 2)
Advances in Gender Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.229, h-index: 7)
Advances in Intl. Marketing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 11)
Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.29, h-index: 5)
Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
African J. of Economic and Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 2)
Agricultural Finance Review     Hybrid Journal  
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128, SJR: 0.391, h-index: 18)
American J. of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.215, h-index: 25)
Arts Marketing : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific J. of Marketing and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.244, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Business Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.182, h-index: 7)
Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian J. on Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asian Review of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.29, h-index: 7)
Aslib J. of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.65, h-index: 29)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 182)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.657, h-index: 26)
Baltic J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 14)
Benchmarking : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.556, h-index: 38)
British Food J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.329, h-index: 35)
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.232, h-index: 4)
Business Process Management J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.614, h-index: 42)
Business Strategy Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.201, h-index: 6)
Campus-Wide Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Career Development Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 32)
China Agricultural Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.238, h-index: 10)
China Finance Review Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.216, h-index: 12)
Circuit World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.346, h-index: 17)
Clinical Governance: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 15)
Collection Building     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.829, h-index: 10)
COMPEL: The Intl. J. for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.269, h-index: 22)
Competitiveness Review : An Intl. Business J. incorporating J. of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.508, h-index: 8)
Corporate Communications An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.703, h-index: 26)
Corporate Governance Intl. J. of Business in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.309, h-index: 29)
Critical Perspectives on Intl. Business     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.32, h-index: 15)
Cross Cultural Management An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.356, h-index: 13)
Development and Learning in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.138, h-index: 8)
Direct Marketing An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.533, h-index: 32)
Drugs and Alcohol Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 4)
Education + Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 30)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.141, h-index: 10)
Employee Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.435, h-index: 22)
Engineering Computations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 39)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 28)
Equal Opportunities Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.239, h-index: 9)
Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 2)
EuroMed J. of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 9)
European Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.481, h-index: 21)
European J. of Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.596, h-index: 30)
European J. of Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.933, h-index: 55)
European J. of Training and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.489, h-index: 23)
Evidence-based HRM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Facilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 18)
foresight     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.486, h-index: 20)
Gender in Management : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.359, h-index: 22)
Grey Systems : Theory and Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.383, h-index: 17)
Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 4)
History of Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 2)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.174, h-index: 4)
Human Resource Management Intl. Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.121, h-index: 6)
Humanomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.14, h-index: 4)
Indian Growth and Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.163, h-index: 4)
Industrial and Commercial Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 14)
Industrial Lubrication and Tribology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.322, h-index: 19)
Industrial Management & Data Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.63, h-index: 69)
Industrial Robot An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.375, h-index: 32)
Info     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.25, h-index: 21)
Information and Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Information Technology & People     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.576, h-index: 28)
Interactive Technology and Smart Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 1)
Interlending & Document Supply     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 0.48, h-index: 13)
Internet Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.746, h-index: 57)
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: 0.304, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Bank Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.515, h-index: 38)
Intl. J. of Climate Change Strategies and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.416, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Clothing Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.279, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Conflict Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.763, h-index: 38)
Intl. J. of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 35)
Intl. J. of Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.399, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Development Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.225, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Educational Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.424, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.179, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Energy Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.25, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.694, h-index: 28)
Intl. J. of Event and Festival Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.32, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Gender and Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.638, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.352, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.201, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.258, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Law and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.107, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Law in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Leadership in Public Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Lean Six Sigma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.562, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Logistics Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Managerial Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Managing Projects in Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Manpower     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 37)
Intl. J. of Mentoring and Coaching in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Migration, Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.261, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.594, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Operations & Production Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.198, h-index: 94)
Intl. J. of Organizational Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.222, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Pervasive Computing and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.165, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.694, h-index: 66)
Intl. J. of Prisoner Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.254, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Productivity and Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.785, h-index: 31)
Intl. J. of Public Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 37)
Intl. J. of Quality & Reliability Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.544, h-index: 63)
Intl. J. of Quality and Service Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.133, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Retail & Distribution Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.543, h-index: 36)
Intl. J. of Service Industry Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Social Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.227, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Structural Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.325, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Sustainability in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.616, h-index: 29)
Intl. J. of Web Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Wine Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 8)
Intl. Marketing Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.076, h-index: 57)
J. of Accounting & Organizational Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.346, h-index: 7)
J. of Accounting in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
J. of Adult Protection, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.291, h-index: 7)
J. of Advances in Management Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.177, h-index: 9)
J. of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Accounting Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.22, h-index: 5)
J. of Applied Research in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
J. of Asia Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 1)
J. of Assistive Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.215, h-index: 6)
J. of Business & Industrial Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 48)
J. of Business Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 17)
J. of Children's Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 9)
J. of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.188, h-index: 4)
J. of Chinese Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Chinese Human Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 3)
J. of Communication Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.735, h-index: 6)
J. of Consumer Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 62)
J. of Corporate Real Estate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.633, h-index: 5)
J. of Criminal Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 96, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 1)
J. of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
J. of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 5)
J. of Documentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 155, SJR: 0.936, h-index: 50)
J. of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.498, h-index: 26)
J. of Educational Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.848, h-index: 36)
J. of Engineering, Design and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 10)
J. of Enterprise Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 38)
J. of Enterprising Communities People and Places in the Global Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 8)
J. of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
J. of European Industrial Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of European Real Estate Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.52, h-index: 7)
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: 13, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 30)
J. of Financial Crime     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 335, SJR: 0.158, h-index: 5)
J. of Financial Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Financial Management of Property and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 1)
J. of Financial Regulation and Compliance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
J. of Financial Reporting and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
J. of Forensic Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.225, h-index: 8)
J. of Global Mobility     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Global Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Health Organisation and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.67, h-index: 27)
J. of Historical Research in Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.376, h-index: 8)
J. of Hospitality and Tourism Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.672, h-index: 10)
J. of Human Resource Costing & Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
J. of Indian Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.184, h-index: 2)
J. of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.209, h-index: 3)
J. of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 8)
J. of Intellectual Capital     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.726, h-index: 36)
J. of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.321, h-index: 3)
J. of Intl. Education in Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Intl. Trade Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.158, h-index: 4)
J. of Investment Compliance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Islamic Accounting and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Islamic Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 15)
J. of Knowledge Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 102, SJR: 1.12, h-index: 49)
J. of Knowledge-based Innovation in China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)

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Journal Cover foresight
  [SJR: 0.486]   [H-I: 20]   [9 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1463-6689
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [312 journals]
  • Mapping outcomes of four Queensland city futures initiatives
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 6, November 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to map outcomes of four influential South East Queensland city visioning and foresight initiatives conducted by the cities of Maroochy, Logan, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Design/methodology/approach This article applies Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) to map the outcomes of four city visioning and foresight initiatives . Findings It is averred in this article that cities need to map their experiences of past futures initiatives for what worked and what has resulted today, and for recommendations of futures actions and innovations. Originality/value This article deepens discussion about the critical features of the four initiatives by focusing on their outcomes and alternatives they could produce to influence the futures of their cities.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-10-05T12:10:44Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-02-2016-0003
  • The validity of the classical Delphi applications for assessing the
           industrial sustainability-correction factor: an example study
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 6, November 2016.
      Purpose The study builds up knowledge for collateral exploration of the classical Delphi survey method for assessing the industrial sustainability-related correction factor using a real field study in Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach The paper elicits the character and the operational approaches using an example study to provide a critical review of the method. It estimates the correction factor for appraisal purposes by transforming expert opinion into a valid group consensus. Findings The work considers the specific parameters of the method, design, and analysis for interpretation to prove the reliability and the validity for the research results. Moreover, it emphasises that the validity of the traditional Delphi research demands cautious theoretical and practical applications by the coordinating researcher. The paper establishes the current validity and effectiveness of the classical Delphi method of foresight and streamlines their efficient implementation for theory building despite its numerous weaknesses. Originality/value It explores desirable futures for the method while analysing what is possible and probable.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-10-05T12:10:41Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2016-0016
  • Scenario based forecasting on commercial potential of SDHWS
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 6, November 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this study is to show how scenario based forecasting can give a better understanding of future commercial potential of a newly developed technology. This study aims to bridge the existing gaps in technology commercialization process for various projects supported under innovation support schemes in India. Design/methodology/approach The scope of this study is to understand the commercial potential and future deployment prospect of “Sun Direct Hot Water System (SDHWS)”. Scenarios have been drawn using “Cone of Plausibility” method and the commercial potential forecasted under different scenarios using arithmetic and linear regression forecasting tool. Findings The SDHWS is an incremental innovation, but has great potential to overcome major constraints and barriers associated with existing solar water Heater (SWH) technologies. Among the three scenarios drawn, plausible scenario is most likely to happen in future. The SDHWS is technically and economically capable of replacing existing conventional systems of SWHs. Research limitations/implications The study is limited to developing alternate qualitative scenarios, and further, an attempt to quantify the commercial potential. Various assumptions have been taken because of non-availability of past data on SDHWS technology. Originality/value Scenario based forecasting to understand commercial potential for innovative technology is a new approach. The adoption of such insight and analysis would brighten the chance of SDHWS technology to reach the market.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-10-05T12:10:40Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-05-2015-0026
  • Designing Competitivity Activity Model through the strategic agility
           approach in a turbulent environment
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 6, November 2016.
      Purpose This paper aims to introduce and test a model of shaping strategic agility based on dynamic capabilities such as IT competencies, entrepreneurial alertness and acuity market to improve firms’ competitive activity. Design/methodology/approach A study based on a quantitative approach has been designed. Data have been collected through closed questionnaires from a sample of firms. The study has been conducted in the electronics industry in Italy, based on the dynamism of the setting. Through SPSS-AMOS application, path analysis has been performed to conduct a first assessment of the theoretical model. Findings The dimensions of strategic agility are relevant capabilities for improving competitive activity. Furthermore, increasing strategic agility in the three dimensions (customer, operational and partnering) depends on the ability to improve other dynamic capabilities of the organization, including IT competency, systematic insight and strategic foresight. Finally, strategic agility results to be the only variable able to leverage the firm’s competitive activity. Research limitations/implications The study presents some limitations linked to the response rate and the ability to conduct further analysis. However, it highlights the main dimensions that managers and entrepreneurs should develop to improve the competitive activities of the firm. Practical implications The paper allows at address practitioners' need to identify the main variable to leverage to increase firms' competitivity. Originality/value This is the first study that investigates strategic agility building in a turbulent environment in the Italian setting.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-10-05T12:10:18Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-03-2016-0012
  • Sectoral entry-barriers for entrepreneurial activities – a Russian
           start-up between challenging global markets and local conservative path
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 6, November 2016.
      Purpose Especially sectoral foresight activities often identify technological opportunities but leave the question open who will pursue them. Here, entrepreneurial activities have become increasingly important for the introduction and commercialization of new technological solutions. The same is true for Russia’s oil and gas industry, which requires a major technological upscaling to stay competitive. Promising start-ups though face often high barriers and fail to commercialize superior technological solutions. Design/methodology/approach This paper discusses the experiences of a Russian oilfield service start-up in commercializing a self-developed technology for increasing the productivity of oil wells. Findings The start-up faced conservatism from corporate decision makers, declining oil prices and suboptimal protection of intellectual property rights. The company overcame most barriers through moving into other markets outside of Russia, as closing a deal with customers in the USA and Canada went much faster than the extended business cycles of national oil companies. Originality/value This paper connects sectoral foresight activities to the real-life experience of a start-up. The findings suggest that entry barriers need to be included in the planning process to really pave the way for a greater impact.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-10-05T12:10:17Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-03-2016-0013
  • Urban futures: anticipating a world of cities
    • Pages: 449 - 453
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 5, Page 449-453, September 2016.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-09-09T12:44:46Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-07-2016-0037
  • Cities futures. A critical assessment of how future studies are applied to
    • First page: 454
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 5, September 2016.
      Purpose This paper assesses recent foresight exercises applied to cities by evaluating three major issues: (1) have foresight practitioners understood cities complexity?; (2) have urban planners employed adequate tools to generate plausible future visions?; and (3) are city policy makers using foresight studies to limit urban uncertainty? Design/methodology/approach Twenty city foresight examples were selected which either have international relevance or which constitute good examples of future-oriented initiatives. Case studies were classified into five taxonomies: (1) European Union initiatives; (2) local initiatives; (3) academic initiatives; (4) corporate initiatives; and (5) architectural initiatives. A set of assessment criteria was established: (a) city complexity conceptualization; (b) methodological approach; and (c) study impact. Findings Preliminary research outcomes show growing doubts about the appropriateness of the foresight tools employed in cities and about the competency of foresight practitioners in understanding the complex and dynamic nature of contemporary cities. Furthermore, policy makers do not seem to grasp the potential of foresight to formulate urban strategies. Research limitations/implications Some of the initiatives studied are relatively recent, so impact analysis has been limited by available data. Mostly secondary documented sources were used to validate cases’ assessment. Research suggests a number of areas in which foresight studies may have a practical application to the urban realm. Originality/value The value of the present work lies in the effort for assessing and improving forward looking activities undertaken at cities through a set of criteria which take into consideration the complexity and diversity of contemporary cities.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-07-29T11:47:23Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-06-2015-0032
  • Foresight in cities: on the possibility of a ‘strategic urban
    • First page: 469
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 5, September 2016.
      Purpose This paper aims to review the challenges of urban foresight via an analytical method: apply this to the city demonstrations on the UK Foresight Future of Cities: and explore the implications for ways forward. Design/methodology/approach The methodology is based on the principles of co-evolutionary complex systems, a newly developed toolkit of ‘synergistic mapping and design’, and its application in a 'synergy foresight' method. Findings The UK Foresight Future of Cities is work in progress, but some early lessons are emerging: the need for transparency in foresight method: and the wider context of strategic policy intelligence. Practical implications The paper has practical recommendations, and a set of propositions, (under active discussion in 2015), which is based on the analysis. Originality/value The paper aims to demonstrate an application of 'synergy foresight' with wide benefits for cities and the communities within them.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-07-29T11:47:08Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-06-2015-0037
  • Strategic planning and foresight: the case of Smart Specialisation
           Strategy in Tuscany
    • First page: 491
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 5, September 2016.
      Purpose Within the theoretical framework of Regional Innovation Systems, the purpose of the paper is to introduce an innovative methodological scheme for strategic planning decisions in public administrations, based on foresight, roadmapping and large participation processes. Design/methodology/approach Starting from main literature contribution on Regional Innovation Systems, foresight and decision making processes, an innovative methodology has been elaborated for strategic planning, based on innovation and large participation processes. A practical application is also described with regards to strategic planning in Tuscany (IT) for Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). Findings On a practitioner perspective, the methodology elaborated addresses strategic planning uncertainties, both when problem setting and in solution finding; a detailed application is provided, easy to be adapted to other regions, and main findings are related to regional innovation governance enforcement. Research limitations/implications Being the Tuscany S3 in the implementation phase, it is not possible to verify the adequacy of alternatives selected. Only mid-term evaluations will allow a deeper counterfactual insight. Practical implications The methodology represents a useful tool for public administrations in charge of strategic planning and in particular for S3, as an ex ante requirement for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). The description of the case of Tuscany provides practical hints for the methodology application. Originality/value Within the framework of Regional Innovation Systems, strategic planning decisions are addressed with a scheme based on foresight and large participation processes. European Commission requirements are fully taken into consideration by the methodology. The methodology is easy to be adopted and customized to specific needs of other regions.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-07-29T11:47:16Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-06-2015-0036
  • Exploring participatory scenario and storyline building for sustainable
           urban futures – the case of China in 2050
    • First page: 509
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 5, September 2016.
      Purpose Drawing on a EU-funded research project on urbanization in China and Europe (URBACHINA) the inquiry explores the potential of foresight -through visionary scenarios and related participatory processes- in promoting learning and sustainable futures in China’s centrally planned context. It explores the use of backcasting, of Donella Meadows 'levers' and Paul Raskin's 'proximate-ultimate drivers' and of archetypal worldviews to further our understanding of how we think about the future, and of the tension between transition scenarios and transformative, paradigmatic or deep change. Design/methodology/approach A review of recent foresight studies and literature provides an overview of the latest approaches: in particular the methods, scope, process, level of participation, themes discussed and wild cards considered. Building on this, the inquiry designs and implements a participatory, normative and qualitative scenario building to explore sustainable urban futures for China, adapting the elements of Joseph Voros’ basic foresight process to include a total of nine steps, with five workshops, two international surveys, an adapted backcasting step, and internal consistency mechanisms. Findings The combination of a participatory iterative process with normative approaches to envisioning, helped question assumptions and deeply ingrained development models, as well as the narrow space for ‘alternatives’ resulting from China’s centralised, top-down planning and decision-making. The experience confirms the power of scenario/storyline building in helping reflect and question strategic policy choices, and enrich urban policy debates. The process successfully proposed a number of steps that ensured triangulation of the envisioning outcomes and additional learning also through backcasting. Finally, the research shows a clear link between the development of scenarios space, the debate on transition and transformative futures, and archetypal worldviews-which were shown to be stable even after decades. Originality/value The URBACHINA approach to the specific challenge of sustainable urbanization in China applies a strong normative component combined to more locally accepted exploratory methods, and introduces a participatory approach to all key stages of scenario building. This represents an innovative contribution to the country’s foresight practice and the results help Chinese decision-makers to reflect on the wider sustainability implications of their urban strategy. The inquiry deepens our understanding of the use of proximate and ultimate drivers of change and of the tension between transition and transformation pathways to our future.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-07-29T11:47:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-06-2015-0033
  • Energy foresight, scenarios and sustainable energy policy in Brazil
    • First page: 535
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 5, September 2016.
      Purpose This paper uses quantitative metrics to chart the unique history leading to Brazil’s leadership in renewable energy and identifies a set of meta-scenarios that define possible future carbon performance. These meta-scenarios provide a context for discussing specific energy policy implications both at the national scale and from the perspective of Brazil’s urban centres. Design/methodology/approach The paper defines and uses three metrics, energy efficiency, decarbonisation, and carbon efficiency, to plot both Brazil’s historic energy pathway and a set of future energy scenarios put forth by various national and international energy agencies. We then use a meta-scenario approach to group these alternate pathways, identifying specific policy levers associated with the realization of each. Findings We identify plausible policy changes that will help move Brazil off a current trajectory of stagnated energy performance to a “greener” scenario in which carbon efficiency improves even as Brazil’s economic growth continues. Such policies include energy efficiency programmes and continued expansion of the country’s already extensive hydropower and biomass capacity. Adoption of policies that would put Brazil on a more aggressive path towards a global sustainability scenario currently seems impractical. Originality/value This paper brings a standardized set of metrics to bear on Brazil’s unique energy history, which in turn help identify specific policy impacts for continued GHG reduction in Brazil’s future from national and urban perspectives.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-07-29T11:47:21Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-06-2015-0035
  • Global food security: assessing trends in view of guiding future EU
    • First page: 551
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 5, September 2016.
      Purpose A foresight process was put in place to examine potential developments that can affect the world food situation in 2030 in order to identify the most useful areas for EU policy intervention. Design/methodology/approach Four interactive workshops involving over 100 experts were organised. The structure of the foresight was designed based on the following 5 objectives: 1) Envision the future of food systems; 2) Agree on the most crucial drivers of change affecting food security; 3) Reach a consensus on the most likely vision for 2030; 4) Challenge this vision; 5) Analyse current policies and policy needs in terms of responsiveness and resilience to food security future challenges. Findings The study contains four key messages accompanied by several related policy recommendations for the immediate and medium term, to enable the EU to contribute to achieving food security by 2030. These refer to the transformation of agriculture production systems; the enabling environment; 3) Trends in production and consumption; 4) demand-driven food systems as important determinants of sustainable food security. The study recommends a stronger coherence and coordination between different EU policies impacting food security. The development of urban areas is an overlooked challenge for food security as well as the contribution of trade and demand-side dynamics. Research limitations/implications Originality/value This is one of the very few attempts to look at food security with a system approach. A new paradigm shift is proposed: securing ‘regular’ access to adequate food for the majority of the 8-9 billion people who will live on earth in the period 2030-2050, while addressing the food insecurity of a fraction of that total, is how a future European food security policy should be approached.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-07-29T11:47:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-07-2015-0040
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