Foresight: Volume 14 Issue 1


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

Table of contents - Special Issue: Foresight impacts from around the world

Guest Editors: Jonathan L. Calof, Jack E. Smith

Foresight impacts from around the world: a special issue

Jonathan Calof, Jack E. Smith

The aim of this article and special issue is to propose a framework for foresight impacts on policy and decision making. The need to identify direct impacts, measure them


S&T policy and foresight investigation – impacts in Japan

Kuniko Urashima, Yoshiko Yokoo, Hiroshi Nagano

The 9th S&T Foresight for Japan has recently been completed. A key element of this Foresight is that S&T is now expected to indicate solutions for broad social issues and

A case study on localising foresight in South Africa: using foresight in the context of local government participatory planning

Geci Karuri‐Sebina, Lee Rosenzweig

This paper aims to present the process and results of a local‐level South African action research project on introducing foresight methods into a local government planning process.


Assessing immediate learning impacts of large foresight processes

Doris Schartinger, Doris Wilhelmer, Dirk Holste, Klaus Kubeczko

Foresight often encompasses participative approaches for decision making. This paper aims to give a first overview of the authors’ research on immediate learning and

Developing the capacity to assess the impact of foresight

Ron Johnston

The objective of this paper is to contribute to improved practice and impact of foresight through the development and testing of a Foresight Impact Evaluation Schema. The


Dynamic foresight evaluation

Ian Miles

This paper aims to depict foresight programmes as extended service encounters between foresight practitioners, sponsors, and other stakeholders. The implications of this


Towards impactful foresight: viewpoints from foresight consultants and academics

Jonathan Calof, Riel Miller, Michael Jackson

This article aims to focus on how to ensure that Future‐Oriented Technology Assessment (FTA) activities have an impact on decision‐making. On the basis of the extensive

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