Foresight: Volume 17 Issue 4


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

Table of contents - Special Issue: Services futures-directions and features, challenges and opportunities

Time banks, co-production and foresight: intertwined towards an alternative future

Effie Amanatidou, Giorgos Gritzas, Karolos Iosif Kavoulakos

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the emergence, operation and features of the time banks that were created during the recent financial crisis in Greece as grass-roots…

Designing for public sector innovation in the UK: design strategies for paradigm shifts

Daniela Sangiorgi

The aim of this work is to provide an initial picture of how some design agencies are contributing toward a paradigm shift and how they are developing in the future to better…


Future energy services: empowering local communities and citizens

Kirsi Hyytinen, Marja Toivonen

– The purpose of this paper is to examine the future prospects of innovative services linked to sustainable energy systems.


Virtual currency schemes – the future of financial services

Alicja Mikołajewicz-Woźniak, Anna Scheibe

The purpose of the paper is to determine the future role of virtual currencies. This paper indicates their pros and cons as alternatives to “real” money and explains their…


Services in the forest-based sector – unexplored futures

Annukka Näyhä, Päivi Pelli, Lauri Hetemäki

The purpose of this paper is to analyze and provide a synthesis of how services are understood, how they are likely to develop and how future development can be studied more…

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