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Unpacking strategic foresight: A practice approach

Sarpong, David; Maclean, Mairi


Mairi Maclean


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. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Sarpong, D., & Maclean, M. (2014). Unpacking strategic foresight: A practice approach. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 30(1), 16-26.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2014
Journal Scandinavian Journal of Management
Print ISSN 0956-5221
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 1
Pages 16-26
Keywords strategic foresight, practice approach, innovation teams
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