Foresight: Volume 8 Issue 4


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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The cultural contradictions of managing change: using horizon scanning in an evidence‐based policy context

Wendy L. Schultz

The purpose of this article is to identify points of conceptual conflict between evidence‐based policy research and horizon (environmental) scanning.


Equity in a twenty‐first century learning intensive society: is schooling part of the solution?

Riel Miller

The purpose of this article is to explore the relationship between equity and schooling in a post‐industrial society using a scenario of the learning intensive society.

Technology foresight: creating the future of Thailand's industries

Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat

The paper aims to deal with the application of foresight in devising strategic technology policies in Thailand.


Building knowledge through action systems, process leadership and organizational learning

Roland K. Yeo

The aim of this paper is to explore the notion of organizational learning as a way of collective knowledge construction to achieve long‐term competitive advantage. It


When foresight seems impeccable, things still go wrong. Why?

Jacques Richardson

This article seeks to provide a systematic examination of the unanticipated results following the introduction of various types of new policy, process, design, product or service.


Futures studies and public advisory work in Ireland

Céline Mareuge

This paper is intended to provide a detailed account of foresight activities in Ireland, their methods, means, topics of research, and impact on public debate, together

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