1st Edition

Corporate Foresight and Innovation Management

Edited By David Sarpong, Dirk Meissner Copyright 2020
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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

    Albrecht Fritzsche

    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.