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In direct breach of managerial edicts: a practice approach to creative deviance in professional service firms (2018)
Journal Article
Sarpong, D., Appiah, G., Bi, J., & Botchie, D. (2018). In direct breach of managerial edicts: a practice approach to creative deviance in professional service firms. R&D Management, 48(5), 580-590. https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12315

© 2018 RADMA and John Wiley & Sons Ltd Drawing on practice as a meta-theoretical lens, we explore creative deviance (CD): wilful violation of managerial orders by employee(s) to pursue creative ideas. Data for our inquiry comes from in-depth interv... Read More about In direct breach of managerial edicts: a practice approach to creative deviance in professional service firms.

Cultivating strategic foresight in practice: A relational perspective (2016)
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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.

Implementing smart specialisation roadmaps in Lithuania: Lost in translation? (2016)
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Paliokaitė, A., Paliokaitė, A., Martinaitis, Ž., & Sarpong, D. (2016). Implementing smart specialisation roadmaps in Lithuania: Lost in translation?. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 110, 143-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2016.01.005

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. The study of Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) and how they translate into policy decisions and practice has gained pace in the last decade. In this paper, we present a case study on the application of FTA methods for ent... Read More about Implementing smart specialisation roadmaps in Lithuania: Lost in translation?.

Technological inclusiveness: Northern versus Chinese induced technologies in the garment industry (2016)
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Botchie, D., Sarpong, D., & Bi, J. (2017). Technological inclusiveness: Northern versus Chinese induced technologies in the garment industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 119, 310-322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2016.04.011

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. The Northern economies have been the main sources of technologies for the global garment manufacturing industry. Over the past decade, China has become an important alternative source of these technologies offering a range of tec... Read More about Technological inclusiveness: Northern versus Chinese induced technologies in the garment industry.

Service nepotism in cosmopolitan transient social spaces (2016)
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Sarpong, D., & Maclean, M. (2017). Service nepotism in cosmopolitan transient social spaces. Work, Employment and Society, 31(5), 764-781. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017016636997

© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. This article examines service nepotism, the practice of bestowing gifts or benefits on customers by frontline service staff based on a perceived shared socio-collective identity. Adopting a micro-sociological approach, i... Read More about Service nepotism in cosmopolitan transient social spaces.

'Vinyl never say die': The re-incarnation, adoption and diffusion of retro-technologies (2016)
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Sarpong, D., Dong, S., & Appiah, G. (2016). 'Vinyl never say die': The re-incarnation, adoption and diffusion of retro-technologies. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 109-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.10.012

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. New technologies continue to shape the way music is produced, distributed and consumed. The new turn to digital streaming services like iTunes, Spotify and Pandora, in particular, means that very recent music format technologies... Read More about 'Vinyl never say die': The re-incarnation, adoption and diffusion of retro-technologies.

Scenario planning: ‘Ways of knowing’, methodologies and shifting conceptual landscape (2016)
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Sarpong, D., & Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2016). Scenario planning: ‘Ways of knowing’, methodologies and shifting conceptual landscape. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy,

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.

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.

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.

Organizing practices of university, industry and government that facilitate (or impede) the transition to a hybrid triple helix model of innovation (2015)
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AbdRazak, A., Sarpong, D., Abd Razak, A., Alexander, E., & Meissner, D. (2017). Organizing practices of university, industry and government that facilitate (or impede) the transition to a hybrid triple helix model of innovation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 123, 142-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.11.032

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Drawing on the contemporary turn to discursive practices we examine how the organizing practices of industry, university and government facilitate (or impede) developing countries transition to a hybrid triple helix model of inno... Read More about Organizing practices of university, industry and government that facilitate (or impede) the transition to a hybrid triple helix model of innovation.

On the nurturing of strategic foresight: The Ubuntu perspective (2015)
Journal Article
Sarpong, D., Bi, J., & Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2016). On the nurturing of strategic foresight: The Ubuntu perspective. Futures, 75, 14-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2015.10.007

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. We draw on ideas from the African humanistic philosophy of Ubuntu with existing approaches to propose alternative ways of nurturing strategic foresight in practice. Delineating Ubuntu as a transient organizing philosophy, we show... Read More about On the nurturing of strategic foresight: The Ubuntu perspective.

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.

Service nepotism in the multi-ethnic marketplace: Mentalities and motivations (2015)
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Sarpong, D., & Maclean, M. (2015). Service nepotism in the multi-ethnic marketplace: Mentalities and motivations. International Marketing Review, 32(2), 160-180. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-01-2014-0030

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the multi-ethnic marketplace as the site of the emergence of service nepotism: the practice where employees bestow relational benefits and/or gifts on customers on the basis that they share a perce... Read More about Service nepotism in the multi-ethnic marketplace: Mentalities and motivations.

Sustainable packaging: Regulations and operational challenges in a manufacturing SME (2015)
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White, G., Sarpong, D., & Ndrecaj, V. (2015). Sustainable packaging: Regulations and operational challenges in a manufacturing SME. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 6(3), 31-40. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSESD.2015070103

Copyright © 2015, IGI Global. The issue of sustainability has attracted considerable attention over the last decade and has been accompanied by the development of stringent packaging material legislation for firms. Drawing on a single case approach,... Read More about Sustainable packaging: Regulations and operational challenges in a manufacturing SME.

On the influence of organisational routines on strategic foresight (2015)
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Appiah, G., & Sarpong, D. (2015). On the influence of organisational routines on strategic foresight. foresight, 17(5), 512-527. https://doi.org/10.1108/FS-11-2014-0067

© 2015, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual model to unpack the relationship between organisational routines and strategic foresight integration. Design/methodology/approach – Three moderat... Read More about On the influence of organisational routines on strategic foresight.

Unpacking strategic foresight: A practice approach (2014)
Journal Article
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.

Conceptualizing Strategic Foresight: An Integrated Framework (2014)
Journal Article
Paliokaitė, A., Paliokaitė, A., Pačėsa, N., & Sarpong, D. (2014). Conceptualizing Strategic Foresight: An Integrated Framework. Strategic Change, 23(3-4), 161-169. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.1968

Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd An integrative framework is proposed to generate a more complete picture of strategic foresight as an organizing capability in high-velocity environments.