Journal of Futures Studies

Foresight Field Building

A Futurist Revisit to the “Value Chain”

April 15th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Foresight Field Building, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Comments Off on A Futurist Revisit to the “Value Chain”

Abstract The discipline of Future Studies and the work of the futurist have been evolving since the beginning of the profession, as have the tools of the trade. Artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, as well as other technological advances, impact futures work unevenly by challenging the role of the human while bringing a vast array […]

The Effects of Scenario Planning on Participant Decision-Making Style: A Quasi-Experimental Study of Four Companies

June 27th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Corporate and Managerial Foresight, Foresight Field Building | Comments Off on The Effects of Scenario Planning on Participant Decision-Making Style: A Quasi-Experimental Study of Four Companies

Abstract This research examines changes in participant decision-making styles as a result of participation in scenario planning. Results indicate that participants tend to shift toward more intuitive-based decision-making styles after participating in scenario planning. These findings support and add further evidence to previous investigations into decision-making style and scenario planning. To explore this relationship, we […]

Let’s Talk about Success: A Proposed Foresight Outcomes Framework for Organizational Futurists

June 27th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Foresight Field Building | Comments Off on Let’s Talk about Success: A Proposed Foresight Outcomes Framework for Organizational Futurists

Let’s Talk about Success: A Proposed Foresight Outcomes Framework for Organizational Futurists

Abstract A Foresight Outcomes Framework is proposed as mechanism for organizational futurists to stimulate and frame dialogue about successful outcomes for the integration of foresight. It builds the framework upon a key assumption that the goal of the organizational futurist is to influence the decision- making process. It explores different levels of outcomes and identifies […]

Forcing the Design of Fictional Futures: From Theory to Cases Implementation

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Case Studies, Foresight Field Building, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Comments Off on Forcing the Design of Fictional Futures: From Theory to Cases Implementation

by Patrick Corsi Abstract In the face of fast growing concerns for sustainability in all wakes of human endeavor around the planet, this paper aims to support a generative process for exploring futures conceptions and seeks to contribute to professional futurists’ design abilities. It is a contribution to connect practical social and business innovation with actionable futures thinking. The […]

Reformulating the Party-List Proportional Representatives to Proportional Future Generations Representatives: the Korean Case

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Foresight Field Building, Leadership and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Reformulating the Party-List Proportional Representatives to Proportional Future Generations Representatives: the Korean Case

by Seo Yongseok Abstract Although electorates and elected representatives have power over decisions, which can seriously shape future living conditions, future generations self-evidently lack capacity to influence present political decisions. To resolve this paradox, this study advocates for a new institutional approach by reserving some of the seats in legislative bodies to represent the rights of […]

The Crystal Ball is not a Black Box: Futures Research in Scientific and Organizational Perspective

January 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Foresight Field Building | Comments Off on The Crystal Ball is not a Black Box: Futures Research in Scientific and Organizational Perspective

by Patrick van der Duin Introduction If there is one activity that needs to stay up to date on change and innovation, it is futures research. I argue that futures research can be innovated first of all by exploring the scientific nature of futures research, and then by approaching the variety of methods used in futures […]

Coping with Policy in Foresight

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Foresight Field Building, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Coping with Policy in Foresight

by M.B.A. van Asselt, S.A. van’t Klooster & S.A. Veenman ABSTRACT Governments are in need of anticipating systems changes to reduce risks and stimulate desired developments. Although policy-oriented foresight proves to be helpful and increasingly important for governments stimulate a forward-looking attitude, there is little reflection on how do futurists deal with policy in policy-oriented […]

Serendipitous Connections and the Future of Futures Studies

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Foresight Field Building, Futures Education | Leave A Comment »

by Debora Halbert Introduction I actually don’t actually remember the first time I met Jim Dator, in part because prior to my arrival at the University of Hawai`i for graduate school, I had never heard of futures studies and thus had no idea how it might influence the next decades of my life. My introduction to […]

Foresight Work as Bridge Building: Poetry, Presence and Beyond

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Foresight Field Building, Futures Education, Futures Studies Theories, Leadership and Foresight | Comments Off on Foresight Work as Bridge Building: Poetry, Presence and Beyond

by Marcus Bussey Introduction In this piece-meal essay I wish to make a case for futurist as bridge builder. By this I mean  that the futurist enables those in contexts to begin to move in directions that are optimal visà-vis the goals of their organisation or community. The construction of such pathways, as  bridges, to the […]

Public sector horizon scanning – stocktake of the Australasian Joint Agencies Scanning Network*

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Foresight Field Building, Futures Studies Methodologies | Comments Off on Public sector horizon scanning – stocktake of the Australasian Joint Agencies Scanning Network*

by Kate Delaney&Louise Osborne ABSTRACT Horizon scanning is not new, nor is its use in the public sector. In this article we report  and reflect on our experience in the Australasian Joint Agencies Scanning Network (AJASN),  a horizon scanning group started in 2005 with the support of four Australian Commonwealth  government agencies that in 2012 has […]


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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084