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At a time of ever-accelerating change, when more and more organizations find themselves operating in high-velocity environments, the ability to look ahead, prepare for the future, and help create it is more crucial than ever. The book consists of ten papers written by leading authors from both sides of the Atlantic and from Asia, all of whom are distinguished scholars in the fields of strategy or organizational learning. The papers address four key issues: how organizational foresight can be conceptualized; how organizations make sense of themselves and their environments; how the capability…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
At a time of ever-accelerating change, when more and more organizations find themselves operating in high-velocity environments, the ability to look ahead, prepare for the future, and help create it is more crucial than ever. The book consists of ten papers written by leading authors from both sides of the Atlantic and from Asia, all of whom are distinguished scholars in the fields of strategy or organizational learning. The papers address four key issues: how organizational foresight can be conceptualized; how organizations make sense of themselves and their environments; how the capability for strategic foresight can be developed; and to what extent strategic foresight in organizations is possible.
Autorenporträt
Haridimos Tsoukas is the George D. Mavros Research Professor of Organization and Management at the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA), Greece and Professor of Organization Studies, Warwick Business School, UK. He has published widely in several leading academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, and Human Relations. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies, serves on the Editorial Board of several journals and is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory: Meta-theoretical Perspectives (OUP, 2003). Jill Shepherd is Assistant Professor of Management at the Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, and co-organizer of the First International Conference on Organizational Foresight in the Knowledge Economy. Her research interests centre around the use of evolutionary theory, particularly a branch called memetics, to investigate knowledge creation and innovation within corporates, high tech firms and clusters. Prior to becoming an academic, Jill worked in industry both in an international corporate setting and in a 'dot.com' and operated as an international management consultant for a number of years.
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"This is a fascinating book, placing contemporary techniques formanagerial foresight within a rich and challenging theoreticalcontext. It is recommended equally for thinking practitioners andfor practice-sensitive teachers and researchers." RichardWhittington, Said Business School

"This timely book adds a new dimension to the strategy debateand sources of competitive advantage. Its topic, strategicforesight, is most crucial in turbulent environments, in whichchange is frequent and disruptive. The authors show that not somuch a superior vision, appropriate plan, generic strategy,innovative culture or unique resource-pool, but rather strategicforesight differentiates successful firms from failing firms. Infact, unlearning and relearning may be one of the most importantoutcomes." Professor Henk W Volberda, Rotterdam School ofManagement, Erasmus University

"Strategic foresight is central to managing the future, yet itis one of the least understood areas of management. Tsoukas andShepherd offer a collection of readings that serve to deepen ourunderstanding of what organizational foresight is, and what ittakes to do it well. Designed for the reader who seeks more than asuperficial overview, it offers jewels of insight and a variety offrameworks that serve to challenge and enrich our mental maps aboutdeveloping organizational foresight." Mary Crossan, Universityof Western Ontario

"Hari Tsoukas, Jill Sherpherd and the other contributors of thisbook provide a compelling vision as to why the 'future could beours to manage.' This is a thought-provoking book that offers waysby which individuals can develop foresight." Raghu Garud, NewYork University

"This is really good material, from good scholars, onthis emerging field. It will attract a wide audience." ColinEden, University of Strathclyde

"This book brings together different perspectives on anincreasingly challenging question: just how might managers copewith the bewildering changes that are occurring in the world aroundthem. The book raises more questions that it answers perhaps; butthat is for the good: they are questions that need to be raised toinform a research agenda that is, and will increasingly become,central to management needs." Gerry Johnson, StrathclydeUniversity
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