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Description - Managing the Future by Haridimos Tsoukas

At a time of ever-accelerating change, when more and more organizations find themselves operating in high-velocity environments, the ability to look ahead, prepare for the future, and help create it is more crucial than ever. This volume outlines what such an organizational ability consists of and how it may be developed. The book consists of ten papers written by leading authors from both sides of the Atlantic and from Asia, all of whom are distinguished scholars in the fields of strategy or organizational learning. The papers address four key issues: how organizational foresight can be conceptualized; how organizations make sense of themselves and their environments; how the capability for strategic foresight can be developed; and to what extent strategic foresight in organizations is possible. The book as a whole shapes a new research agenda, and so will be of interest to academics, as well as to students and practitioners.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405116152
ISBN-10: 1405116153
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 183mm x 13mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

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