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

by Patrick van der Duin


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 research in a contingent way and, finally, by making futures researchers more aware of the organizational context of the use of their work.


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