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A comparison of national foresight exercises

James P. Gavigan (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), World Trade Centre, Isla de la Cartuja, E‐41092, Seville, Spain)
Fabiana Scapolo (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), World Trade Centre, Isla de la Cartuja, E‐41092, Seville, Spain)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 1 December 1999

Abstract

This paper discusses recent trends in public‐administration‐led foresight exercises from the perspective of how the choice of objectives and scope is reflected in the methods used. In countries where successive projects have been carried out, one can observe how the evolution in methods employed, aims to increase the impact and effectiveness of foresight. Organizing the discussion in terms of objectives departs from previous approaches in the literature which mostly distinguish between different foresight exercises according to the principal methodology used.

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Gavigan, J.P. and Scapolo, F. (1999), "A comparison of national foresight exercises", Foresight, Vol. 1 No. 6, pp. 495-517. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636689910802368

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