Foresight: Volume 6 Issue 5


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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European sector futures

Janet Smith

This article introduces a special issue of foresight on “Sector futures in Europe”, covering information and communication technology, financial services, health and…


Stumbling along or grave new world? Towards Europe's information society

Colin Blackman

What does the future hold for Europe's ICT sector and how will the information society develop? This article provides a snapshot of the state of Europe's ICT sector and…

The future of financial services in Europe

Graham May

Financial services in Europe have undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Much of this is due to developments in information and communication technologies, the…


Broken promises and/or techno dreams? The future of health and social services in Europe

Ozcan Saritas, Michael Keenan

Despite differences in political approaches and institutional frameworks, health and social services in all European Union (EU) Member States face similar challenges…


Paying the price: the future for Europe's media sector

Colin Blackman

In the 1990s, innovation in information and communication technologies (ICT) looked set to transform traditional publishing and media through more efficient production…


Europe's automotive sector at the crossroads

Graham May

The car industry is one of the largest in the world, employing many people and playing a major role in many economies. The number of cars has grown and is likely to…


A dying industry – or not? The future of the European textiles and clothing industry

Michael Keenan, Ozcan Saritas, Inga Kroener

The textiles and clothing sector employs millions of people in the European Union (EU) and has a combined annual turnover of more than €200 billion. Over the last decade…

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