Foresight: Volume 4 Issue 2


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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The discipline and ritual of forecasting: Greenleaf’s version

Irving H. Buchen

Although Robert K. Greenleaf is primarily known as the father of the empowerment movement and the advocate for servant leadership, he also had a strong and abiding interest in the…


What will research and development/innovation be like in five years time?: A series of interviews with leaders in research and development

John Whatmore

It is widely recognised that stimulating research and development is the best route to stimulating an economy; and that nurturing R&D is a vital element of economic policy. Yet…


A quiet revolution: opportunities for local futures in the UK

Jamie Saunders

Central Government in the UK has opened the door to futures work at a local level through the modernisation programme for local government. It has created conditions for local…

Using futures studies to design tomorrow’s products: a case study

Peter Saul

The challenge companies face in developing innovative and profitable products and services that will be in demand in the future can be facilitated by futures studies techniques…


Asia’s financial futures

Jyh‐Hong Lin

In spite of strong economic recovery since 2000, the worst of the financial crisis in Asia may not be over. This article uses a predictive‐cultural‐critical framework to consider…


Development policies in the EU and technology foresight: an experiment in Portugal

L. Valadares Tavares

A national technology foresight project was developed in Portugal in 1999 and 2000 (ET2000) with the major objective to understand and to boost the contribution of engineering and…

The future of the professions: are they up for it?

Jeff Gold, Helen Rodgers, Vikki Smith

Professional work is facing significant forces for change which, as suggested by futurists, threaten the dominance of professionals in our lives. The paper examines the extent to…

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