Foresight: Volume 6 Issue 6


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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Beyond commodification: re‐reading the future of work

Colin C. Williams

A widely held supposition is that goods and services are increasingly produced and delivered for monetised exchange by capitalist firms in pursuit of profit. The result of this…


A challenge to traditional management theory

Ed Weymes

This paper challenges the philosophy underlying traditional management thinking. The historic and possibly arcane purpose of business, to maximise shareholder wealth, is no longer…


Learning the steps of the dance of change: improving change capabilities by integrating futures studies and positive organisational scholarship

Tom Karp

As the pendulum swings back towards growth in business, organisational change is again on the top of the corporate agenda. Change management in recent years has not had a very…


Are we approaching a universal accounting language in five years?

Rudy A. Jacob, Christian N. Madu

As the world stands perplexed at the recent spate of corporate governance and financial reporting problems that have rocked the US capital markets, it is hard to imagine anything…


Nanotechnology: the technology for the twenty‐first century

Greg Tegart

This paper discusses the emergence of nanotechnology as a major new technology thrust which will revolutionize all aspects of the economy and society in the twenty‐first century…


Radar: the agricultural research environment under the microscope

Stefan Hubschmid, Fabio Cerutti, Urs Gantner

The Radar project describes what developments are taking place in areas relevant for agricultural research. In the political sphere, it can be seen that the importance of the…

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