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Unpacking strategic foresight: A practice approach

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This paper unpacks strategic foresight by exploring the creative evaluation and reconfiguration of sources of potentialities into resources and productive outcomes. Placing emphasis on the everyday practices of organizational members’ positioned lower down the organizational hierarchy, we identified prospective sensemaking, multi-lateral conversations about future possibilities and limits in the present, and the application of future-related techniques and methodologies as embedded organizing practices that gave form to the patterns of ‘foresightful’ actions observed in practice.

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Author(s): Sarpong D, Maclean M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Management

Year: 2014

Volume: 30

Issue: 1

Pages: 16-26

Print publication date: 01/03/2014

Online publication date: 04/06/2013

ISSN (print): 0956-5221

ISSN (electronic): 1873-3387

Publisher: Pergamon Press


DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2013.04.002


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