Foresight: Volume 5 Issue 1


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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Resolving the moral impediments to foresight action

Peter Hayward

Why is foresight research often unable to create foresight actions? This paper explores whether an individual’s psychological development could be a factor. It employs the work of…


The green invisible hand

Jan Emblemsvåg

The idea behind the invisible hand is that when market participants pursue their own self‐interest constrained by sympathy for man and economic rivalry they satisfy the needs of…


An audit for organizational futurists: ten questions every organizational futurist should be able to answer

Andy Hines

This paper is intended to provide a guidebook for organizational futurists in building a foresight function inside today’s organizations by suggesting ten questions that ought to…


Alternative futures of transport

Sohail Inayatullah

Based on the experience of transport policy and scenario planning in South‐East Queensland, this essay explores the alternative futures of transport. It does so by first exploring…


Benchmarking European information society developments

Ira Ahokas, Jari Kaivo‐oja

One way to think about the future challenges is to make benchmarking analysis, where other micro or macro level organisations are compared in relation to own activities and…

Foresight – using scenarios to shape the future of agricultural research

Patrick Schwab, Fabio Cerutti, Ute Hélène von Reibnitz

In the year 2000, the Agricultural Research Business Unit (ARBU) of the Swiss Federal Office of Agriculture (FOA) decided to carry out a foresight process. Foresight means taking…

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