Special Issue "Foresight Research: Trends and Grand Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.
Interests: foresight; strategic foresight; foresight in enterprises; foresight maturity; scenario method; triangulation; wild cards; Industry 4.0
The uncertainty and complexity of the contemporary world, the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the rapid progress of Industry 4.0 make it difficult to anticipate regional and business growth. The constantly changing market requirements enforce the reformulation of the existing business models, changes in production technologies and product cycles, as well as new approaches to designing business governance forms and the sustainability of different governance models at the company, regional, and city levels.
Hence, foresight research is gaining importance, and is understood as a future-oriented managerial competence, a company’s capability or as a systematic, participatory process focused on gathering knowledge about future-oriented vision-building and its impact on today’s decisions and mobilizing joint actions, faced with the unpredictability of the environment.
This Special Issue covers a diverse range of substantive theoretical and methodological developments in the field of foresight studies. The Issue is addressed to original research related to the recent developments of Industry 4.0 and its positive and negative futures, strategic foresight at the company, regional, and city levels, as well as strategic planning and its links with sustainability. The problems of integrating foresight with innovation process management, technology assessment, and organizational capabilities evaluation are also within the scope of interest.
We hope that the Special Issue on “Foresight Research: Trends and Grand Challenges” will provide an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to reflect and enhance the understanding of the research field, its links with other scientific fields, as well as its correspondence with sustainability.
Dr. Anna Kononiuk
Prof. Dr. Ozcan Saritas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- strategic foresight
- Industry 4.0
- innovation process management
- regional foresight
- foresight for the city