Foresight: Volume 21 Issue 4


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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The future persona: a futures method to let your scenarios come to life

Alessandro Fergnani

The purpose of this paper is to formally introduce the future persona, a futures method to let scenarios come to life. A future persona is a scenario-specific fictional…


Socio-technological scenarios of Japan’s future energy issues in 2050 based on scanning-based foresight method

Reiko Takahashi, Ryoji Nakamura, Yuichi Washida

The purpose of this paper is to create socio-technological future scenarios of Japan in the year 2050 and beyond, with a particular focus on energy and its relation to…

A meta-synthesis approach to specify components of future banking

Eldar Sedaghatparast

This paper aims to depict an extensive and cohesive picture of future banking’s dimensions and components.

Evaluating the quality of investment products: can expert judgment outsmart the market?

Jiří Šindelář, Martin Svoboda

This paper aims to deal with expert judgment and its predictive ability in the context of investment funds. The judgmental ratings awarder with a large set of experts was…

Modern information warfare: analysis and policy recommendations

Hanci Lei

Information warfare (IW) is a novel and poorly understood threat to the international community, which may be used more commonly as a foreign policy tool in the future. By…

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