Assessment of Anticipation

Efstathios Tapinos

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    Investigating the assessment of the practice and impact of any managerial activity is an important stage in developing a better understanding on it. Thus, this chapter explores how anticipation can be assessed. Firstly, the conceptualisation of anticipation is explored and particularly how it compares to ‘traditional’ foresight. Once the differences between these two concepts are established then this chapter looks at how existing frameworks of foresight can be used for assessing anticipation. This chapter builds on Poli’s (2017) definition of anticipation which distinguishes it from foresight with the addition of the enactment. The exploration of how anticipation can be assessed considers foresight and anticipation both as individual activities and as collective activities taking place within an organisational context. This chapter shows that the most developed forms of assessing anticipation are expressed as foresight maturity frameworks, which implicitly address elements of anticipation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Anticipation
    EditorsRoberto Poli
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-31737-3
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Sept 2017


    • anticipation
    • maturity models
    • assessment

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