Unpacking strategic foresight: A practice approach

David Sarpong, Mairi Maclean

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-26
JournalScandinavian Journal of Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


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