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Cultivating strategic foresight in practice: A relational perspective (2016)
Journal Article
Sarpong, D., & Maclean, M. (2016). Cultivating strategic foresight in practice: A relational perspective. Journal of Business Research, 69(8), 2812-2820. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.12.050

Drawing on relationalism as a theoretical lens, we examine how normative organizing structures, rights and authority relationships influence the cultivation of strategic foresight among organizational members lower down the organizational hierarchy.... Read More about Cultivating strategic foresight in practice: A relational perspective.

Historical pathways to a green economy: The evolution and scaling-up of solar PV in Ghana, 1980-2010 (2016)
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Amankwah-Amoah, J., & Sarpong, D. (2016). Historical pathways to a green economy: The evolution and scaling-up of solar PV in Ghana, 1980-2010. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 102, 90-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.02.017

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Although scaling up of renewable technologies is essential in creating opportunities for sustainable economic development to flourish, our understanding of the historical trajectory of government policies in facilitating this pro... Read More about Historical pathways to a green economy: The evolution and scaling-up of solar PV in Ghana, 1980-2010.

Breaking new grounds: Deployment of electronic data capture (EDC) for clinical trials in China (2016)
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Sarpong, D., Tjong-A-Hung, I., & Botchie, D. (2016). Breaking new grounds: Deployment of electronic data capture (EDC) for clinical trials in China. Strategic Change,

Automated data capture has become a dominant logic in organizing clinical trial management. This research examines the deployment of electronic data capture (EDC) in clinical trials in China and the potential for Chinese firms to capture value from E... Read More about Breaking new grounds: Deployment of electronic data capture (EDC) for clinical trials in China.

Scenario planning: ‘Ways of knowing’, methodologies and shifting conceptual landscape (2015)
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Sarpong, D., & Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2015). Scenario planning: ‘Ways of knowing’, methodologies and shifting conceptual landscape. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 10(2/3/4), 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJFIP.2015.074397

Scenario planning in recent times has become one of the strategic tools used by organizations to probe their uncertain and fleeting business environment. In this paper, we provide a synthesis of the configuration of knowledge underpinning scenario ge... Read More about Scenario planning: ‘Ways of knowing’, methodologies and shifting conceptual landscape.

Managerial engagement with scenario planning: A conceptual consumption approach (2015)
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Adegbile, A., & Sarpong, D. (2015). Managerial engagement with scenario planning: A conceptual consumption approach. https://doi.org/10.17323/1995-459x.2015.4.73.80

Scenario development is widely used to reduce uncertainty while making decisions in high velocity environments. Despite this fact, managerial fixation on short term performance objectives, their penchant fear of the unpredictable future and their she... Read More about Managerial engagement with scenario planning: A conceptual consumption approach.

Unpacking strategic foresight: A practice approach (2014)
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Sarpong, D., & Maclean, M. (2014). Unpacking strategic foresight: A practice approach. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 30(1), 16-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2013.04.002

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 lowe... Read More about Unpacking strategic foresight: A practice approach.

A matter of foresight: How practices enable (or impede) organizational foresightfulness (2013)
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Sarpong, D., Maclean, M., & Davies, C. (2013). A matter of foresight: How practices enable (or impede) organizational foresightfulness. European Management Journal, 31(6), 613-625. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2013.03.004

Emphasizing practice as the site of the emergence of strategic foresight, this paper draws on the contemporary turn to 'practice' to examine how the organizing practices of members positioned further down the organization may facilitate (or constrain... Read More about A matter of foresight: How practices enable (or impede) organizational foresightfulness.

Organizing strategic foresight: A contextual practice of 'way finding' (2013)
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Sarpong, D., Maclean, M., & Alexander, E. (2013). Organizing strategic foresight: A contextual practice of 'way finding'. Futures, 53, 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2013.09.001

Strategic foresight as a derived outcome of corporate foresight exercises has led to the dominant discourse on strategic foresight as an episodic intervention encompassing a proliferation of organizational foresight methodologies. We argue that such... Read More about Organizing strategic foresight: A contextual practice of 'way finding'.

Mobilising differential visions for new product innovation (2012)
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Sarpong, D., & MacLean, M. (2012). Mobilising differential visions for new product innovation. Technovation, 32(12), 694-702. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2012.07.003

In contexts of complexity and high uncertainty, turning the differing visions of stakeholders into a shared attainable vision is crucial to the creation, validation and acceptance of a realized innovation. This paper seeks to explore the contingency... Read More about Mobilising differential visions for new product innovation.


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