This book sheds light on what has come to be known as corporate foresight and its influence on innovation management.
Throughout the book, the contributors examine the practice of corporate foresight and how it may lead to the identification of opportunities for innovation. They also explore the complex processes and conditions that may enable (or impede) the potential of contemporary organizations to capture value from their corporate foresight exercises.
Representing an interesting mix of competing ideas and perspectives, the book offers deep insights into the interactive effects of corporate foresight and its contribution to innovation management. This book was originally published as a special issue of Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Corporate foresight and innovation management
David Sarpong and Dirk Meissner
1. Corporate foresight and innovation: the effects of integrative capabilities and organisational learning
Jeewhan Yoon, Youngjun Kim, Nicholas S. Vonortas and Sung Won Han
2. Corporate foresight in open laboratories – a translational approach
3. Competitive intelligence practices of European firms
Jonathan Calof, Rubén Arcos and Nisha Sewdass
4. Fading memories of the future: the dissipation of strategic foresight among middle managers
David Sarpong and Daniël Hartman
5. Participation in inter-organisational collaborative open foresight A matter of culture
Melanie Wiener, Regina Gattringer and Franz Strehl
6. Potentials of collaborative foresight for SMEs
Yulia Milshina and Konstantin Vishnevskiy
7. Overcoming open innovation challenges: a contribution from foresight and foresight networks
Jonathan Calof, Dirk Meissner and Anastasia Razheva
8. The role of corporate foresight in exploring new markets – evidence from 3 case studies in the BOP markets
Jakob Højland and René Rohrbeck
9. Back to the future of women in technology: insights from understanding the shortage of women in innovation sectors for managing corporate foresight
Vinh Sum Chau and Chanell Quire
David Sarpong is Reader in Strategic Management at Brunel University, London, UK, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Strategy and Management. Both his teaching and his research focus on strategy-as-practice, technology and innovation management, and strategic foresight in high velocity environments.
Dirk Meissner is Professor at the Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, Moscow, Russia. Both his teaching and his research focus on technology and innovation management and policy, with a special focus on foresight and road mapping; science, technology and innovation policies; funding of research; and priority setting.