Austopoietic Limitations of Probing the Future

Deborah Blackman

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Foresight, according to Slaughter (1995, p. 1) is ''a human attribute that allows us to weigh up pros and cons, to evaluate different courses of actions and to invest possible futures on every level with enough reality and meaning to use them as decision making aids. The simplest possible definition is: opening to the future with every means at our disposal, developing views of future options, and then choosing between them.''This indicates that foresight is about processes and behaviours that will enable the firm to undertake more
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging the Future: Foresight in the Knowledge Economy
EditorsHaridimos Tsoukas, Jill Shepherd
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781405142397
ISBN (Print)9781405116145
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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