Description - Managing the Future by Haridimos Tsoukas
In this book, leading authors explore ways in which organizations can develop their ability to manage the future. * An exploration of the ways in which organizations can develop their ability to manage the future. * Consists of ten papers written by authors from both sides of the Atlantic and from Asia, all of whom are distinguished scholars in the fields of strategy or organizational learning. * Addresses key questions about how organizational foresight can be conceptualized and developed, and the extent to which it is possible. * The papers are prefaced by a foreword from Spyros Makridakis and an introduction from the editors. * Helps to shape a new research agenda, and so will be of interest to academics, as well as to students and practitioners.
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Author Biography - Haridimos Tsoukas
Haridimos Tsoukas is the George D. Mavros Research Professor of Organization and Management at the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA), Greece and Professor of Organization Studies, Warwick Business School, UK. He has published widely in several leading academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, and Human Relations. He is the Editor--in--Chief of Organization Studies, serves on the Editorial Board of several journals and is co--editor of The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory: Meta--theoretical Perspectives (OUP, 2003). Jill Shepherd is Assistant Professor of Management at the Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, and co--organizer of the First International Conference on Organizational Foresight in the Knowledge Economy. Her research interests centre around the use of evolutionary theory, particularly a branch called memetics, to investigate knowledge creation and innovation within corporates, high tech firms and clusters. Prior to becoming an academic, Jill worked in industry both in an international corporate setting and in a 'dot.com' and operated as an international management consultant for a number of years.