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Journal Cover foresight
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  • International Foresight Academy: enabling a smarter, more participatory
           and sustainable future through cross-cultural comparisons
    • Authors: Effie Amanatidou
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2016.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2016-02-03T12:23:34Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-01-2016-0001
  • Systematic exploration of scenario spaces
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, 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 as well as 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: 2016-02-03T12:23:33Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-02-2015-0011
  • Prospective games for defence strategic decisions in Brazil
    • Authors: Claudio Rodrigues Correa, Cristiano Cagnin
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2016.
      Purpose This paper proposes a model, based on strategic simulation and scenario planning, to improve the decision making process in Brazilian defence area. Design/methodology/approach Participants are disposed in three levels: a) Decision makers team - which goes beyond the Ministry of Defence (and military services) alone and includes other representatives of the executive and legislative branches; b) 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 c) 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. 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: 2016-02-03T12:23:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-07-2014-0047
  • Assessing the functions and dimensions of visualizations in foresight
    • Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2016.
      Purpose A central question in foresight exercises is how to communicate the derived results. Design/methodology/approach By drawing on an empirical study this article 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 While 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: 2016-02-03T12:23:28Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2014-0027
  • Assessing the desirability and feasibility of scenarios on eco-efficient
           transport: a heuristic for efficient stakeholder involvement in foresight
    • Authors: Jens Schippl
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2016.
      Purpose The aim 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 among 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 employed 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 among 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 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: 2016-02-03T12:23:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-05-2014-0034
  • Foresight and the third mission of universities: The case for innovation
           system foresight
    • Authors: Kalle Artturi Piirainen, Per Dannemand Andersen, Allan Dahl Andersen
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2016.
      Purpose This paper argues that innovation system foresight can significantly contribute to the third mission of universities by creating an active dialog between universities, industry and society. Design/methodology/approach This paper’s approach is conceptual. We analyse the third mission and relevant literature on innovation systems and foresight to explain how and why foresight contributes to the third mission. Findings We 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 innovation system foresight 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: 2016-02-03T12:23:26Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2014-0026
  • Designing a moving strategic foresight approach: ontological and
           methodological issues of scenario design
    • Authors: Anne Marchais-Roubelat, Fabrice Roubelat
      Pages: 545 - 555
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, Page 545-555, November 2015.
      Purpose – This paper aims to introduce movements in scenario methodology, to design a moving strategic foresight approach. Design/methodology/approach – The authors firstly question the limits of plausibility from an ontological and epistemological perspective to expand scenarios beyond the boundaries of end-states. To incorporate ongoing changes in scenario methodology, the authors propose to explore scenario transformations within the conceptual framework of action-based scenarios. Findings – The authors discuss consequences of playing strategies within ongoing scenarios, as well as the research directions about moving scales, stakeholders’ dominance and time issues. Originality/value – The paper proposes a method to distort and transform scenarios. The authors suggest supplementing strategic foresight in iterative processes to challenge the boundaries of plausible futures, bridging the gap between theoretical ever-changing processes and the moving rhythms of actions.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-10-22T06:45:54Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-12-2014-0085
  • The future multiple
    • Authors: Nicholas J. Rowland, Matthew J. Spaniol
      Pages: 556 - 573
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, Page 556-573, November 2015.
      Purpose – This paper asks “Why is the future in futures studies plural?” The attitude toward inquiry, based on post-actor-network theory (ANT) literature, positions philosophical questions about the ontological character of the future within the context of “planning” for it (i.e. in practice). Multiplicity, as a post-ANT sensibility, helps one make sense of the empirical materials. This paper examines the possibility that rather than being alternatives to one another, plural futures and the singular future might co-exist in practice, and, thus, constitute a multiplicity. Design/methodology/approach – In this case study, “planning” is narrative scenario planning. The second author facilitates dialogue-based long-term strategic scenario planning processes, primarily in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, and contributes a wealth of professional experience to the project. The first author, an academic, shadows the second author. This paper examines experiential and observational data for evidence of the ontological character of the future. Elements of a typical scenario planning process, in this case, about the possibility of crewless (i.e. unmanned) shipping vessels are demonstrated – although, insight into the crewless ship is submerged by our analytical attentiveness to the ontology of the future. Findings – The findings bear on what sort of “object” the future is. Practices associated with planning for the future appear to transform it so that one future becomes many, and, without irony, managing the growing number of futures seems to be a core function of planning for the future. The implication is that neither plural futures nor the singular future is – individually – satisfactory to capture what is found in practice. It is both plural and singular; ontologically, it is the future multiple. Originality/value – The original contribution is in demonstrating how plural futures and the singular future co-exist in practice. Thus, an eclipse of the future by futures can only ever be partial. For “futures” to be conceptually potent, “the future” must be at least provisionally believable and occasionally useful. Otherwise, if “the future” were so preposterous an idea, then “futures” would cease to be a critical alternative to it. Futures needs the future; they are relationally bound together in a multiplicity. This paper considers what such a logical reality implies for a field that distances itself from the future and self-identifies with futures.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-10-22T06:46:05Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-02-2015-0014
  • Role of strategy in value capture from foresight exercises: firms’
           responsiveness to long term trends in the passenger car industry
    • Authors: Manoj T. Thomas
      Pages: 574 - 587
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, Page 574-587, November 2015.
      Purpose – This paper aims to address the broad question of how organizations capture value from foresight exercises. Through a comparative case analysis, this paper looks at what firms do to make the information usable and create value. It explores factors that cause different firms to respond differently to the same trends. It analyzes the passenger car segment of the automobile industry and the response of six major firms to fossil fuel and changing environmental regulations through an analysis of their policies and strategic activities, such as new product development. It finds foresight to be an important link between firm capabilities and environmental changes. Design/methodology/approach – This paper adopts the case approach to capture the linkage between the issue and the context (Yin, 1994) and uses multiple cases to explore the variables by comparing and contrasting the cases on key aspects (Eisenhardt and Graebner, 2007). As the paper ' s objective is to understand the similarities and differences between dominant firms in the sector, it chooses through theoretical sampling, six firms that have a presence in all the major regions of the world – two each from the USA, Europe and Japan – Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, Renault, Toyota and Honda. This sample represents the firms and regions traditionally strong in the passenger car industry. Findings – Thus, it is seen that the relationship that was posited in the conceptual model between the goal of the firms, the vision of the future and the nature of products and approach to technology/competence development seems to be valid. However, in addition, the paper perceives that some additional linkages that link between foresight and the goals and vision of the future seem to be influenced by the extent of uncertainty. In addition, the decisions regarding portfolio of products and approaches to technology and competence development seem to be also influenced by the perception of existing competencies and the external competitive context. Research limitations/implications – This paper was based on multiple cases created out of secondary information, hence the constructs used are those which are perceived and stated. Practical implications – The paper could help firms understand decisions related to technology choices in field involving high levels of uncertainty and competition. Social implications – This paper could improve learning processes from foresight exercises, and enable strategic decisions to be taken on these. Originality/value – Thus, this paper has explored the linkages between what firms perceive and state, and what is reflected in their actions. It has looked at this linkage from the perspective of foresight, and the strategic perspective of the firm. It has come up with additional issues and questions that influence this relationship. These can inform future research in this domain.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-10-22T06:46:08Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-04-2015-0021
  • Understanding multiple aspects of present space with the help of future
           scenarios: the case of Izmir, Turkey
    • Authors: Abdul Khakee, Laura Grassini
      Pages: 588 - 598
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, Page 588-598, November 2015.
      Purpose – This paper aims to make use of participatory scenarios to assess the multiple aspects of space with the help of future scenarios. Design/methodology/approach – This paper makes an attempt to appreciate multiple representations of space where past and present experiences merge with future desires and concerns. With the help of one case study, Izmir (Turkey), where a vision of democratic city is developed, the paper shows how future scenarios can provide deeper and richer appreciation of present space, thereby challenging existing spatial practices. Findings – The participatory approach used in the development of scenarios suggests interesting implications to operationalise a more relational concept of space in real planning strategies. Research limitations/implications – The use of scenarios in strategic planning to identify future possibilities and to make stakeholders aware of uncertainties has been increasingly recognised in planning research and practice. Practical implications – The appreciation of the multiple aspects of space with the help of future scenarios would enrich the spatial planning practice. Social implications – The use of participatory approach to preparing scenarios enables participants to make use of interactive method in social and political discourses. Originality/value – The use of scenarios to examine various aspects of space that may be relevant in spatial planning has not received similar attention. The latter poses methodological as well as practical challenges for researchers. This paper is an attempt to do just that.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-10-22T06:46:14Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-09-2014-0057
  • Variations in job satisfaction in service industries: comparative
           international analysis
    • Authors: Marlena A. Bednarska, Malgorzata Szczyt
      Pages: 599 - 615
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, Page 599-615, November 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to identify individual, organisational and national factors that have differential effects on job satisfaction and its drivers in service industries. Design/methodology/approach – Based on data from the fifth European Working Condition Survey on ca. 17,000 business economy service employees in 34 countries, multivariate exploratory technique was used, namely classification trees. Findings – The study revealed that job satisfaction differs mostly among countries, occupations, employment contracts and earnings levels (whereas gender, tenure, age and sector do not play important role). Service employees rate highly health and safety aspect of their work and job content, the least satisfying dimensions are pay, job security and career prospects. Research limitations/implications – The study is based on secondary source of information and has a major disadvantage which is inherent in its nature – the analysis is limited to available data; thus, it is possible that other factors (not covered in the questionnaire) contribute to variations in job satisfaction and its drivers in service industries. Practical implications – Findings add to the understanding of the perception of well-being at work; service organisations could learn the factors that should be modified or emphasised in their human resource practices as well as recruitment strategy to attract and retain engaged and loyal employees who are ready to create and deliver value to customers. Originality/value – Although job satisfaction in service industries has been a focus for numerous studies, the issue of factors that have differential effects on well-being at work and its drivers in cross-national context has received relatively little attention from researchers.
      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-10-22T06:45:33Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-08-2013-0037
  • Trends and Challenges in Digital Business Innovation
    • Pages: 616 - 617
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, Page 616-617, November 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-10-22T06:46:03Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-12-2014-0087
  • The Age of Insight, The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind
           and Brain from Vienna 1900 To the Present
    • Pages: 617 - 620
      Abstract: Foresight, Volume 17, Issue 6, Page 617-620, November 2015.

      Citation: foresight
      PubDate: 2015-10-22T06:46:18Z
      DOI: 10.1108/FS-11-2014-0070
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