Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight

This important Handbook explores and evaluates dynamic environments and the appropriate strategic responses to them in the 21st century.

Author: Laura Anna Costanzo

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848447272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

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This important Handbook explores and evaluates dynamic environments and the appropriate strategic responses to them in the 21st century. Drawing together a collection of 29 original chapters, the Handbook makes an invaluable contribution to theory and practice by stimulating disciplined, rigorous and imaginative enquiry into the relationship between strategy and foresight. Leading scholars in the field of strategic management are brought together to offer innovative and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the past, present and future of strategy formation and foresight. In so doing, they challenge research in four key areas: strategy and foresight processes; strategy innovation for the future; understanding the future; and strategically responding to the future. The Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight is a comprehensive resource that will be invaluable for academics, students and practitioners interested in this important phenomenon.

Handbook of Research on Strategic Innovation Management for Improved Competitive Advantage

Research Technology Management, 45(3), 42–46. doi:10.1080/08956308.2002.11671499 Santoro, M. D., & Gopalakrishnan, S. (2000). The institutionalization of knowledge transfer ... Unpacking strategic foresight: A practice approach.

Author: Jamil, George Leal

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522530134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 772

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Innovation is a vital process for any business to remain competitive in this age. This progress must be coherently and optimally managed, allowing for successful improvement and future growth. The Handbook of Research on Strategic Innovation Management for Improved Competitive Advantage provides emerging research on the use of information and knowledge to promote development in various business agencies. While covering topics such as design thinking, financial analysis, and policy planning, this publication explores the wide and complex relationships that constitute strategic innovation management principals and processes. This publication is an important resource for students, professors, researchers, managers, and entrepreneurs seeking current research on the methods and tools regarding information and knowledge management for business advancement.

Systemic Management for Intelligent Organizations

step, to provide a relatively complete descriptive picture of the management of foresight activities, our broad approach did ... Harv Bus Rev Sept–Oct: 65–77 Costanzo LA, MacKay RB (2009) Handbook of research on strategy and foresight.

Author: Stefan N. Grösser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642292437

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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​The last two decades increasingly have challenged the field of management by confronting it with rapidly growing levels of dynamism, inter-connectedness, and complexity. Systems-based management approaches, their promise already proven, offer great potentials for influencing and coping with this development. This collection of essays offers ideas and exemplary case studies from experts in systemic management, organiza-tional cybernetics, and system dynamics for meeting the challenges in so-cio-economic systems. This book was compiled to honor the academic achievement of Markus Schwaninger, a leading protagonist in developing the field of systemic management and organizational cybernetics. His stature in the field is demonstrated in the forewords by Raul Espejo and John Sterman. The efforts of 18 researchers and practitioners, all closely related to Markus Schwaninger, offer conceptual and empirical approaches that will allow managers and advanced students of the management profession to analyze, understand, and design intelligent organizations. The book weaves its content from both theory and practice and offers hints for improving a variety of organizations, both private and public, profit and non-profit, and large and small.​

The Emerald Handbook of Management and Organization Inquiry

Strategic foresight. In B. MacKay & L. Costango (Eds.), The handbook of research on strategy and foresight (pp. 66–81). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Nayak, A., & Chia, R. (2011). Thinking becoming and emergence: Process philosophy and ...

Author: David M. Boje

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787149722

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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The Emerald Handbook of Management and Organization Inquiry provides new and innovative insights into the field of management and organization inquiry. It provides extensive coverage of the 7S structure that has been so transformational for the field: Storytelling, System, Sustainability, Science, Spirit, Spirals, and Sociomateriality.

The SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management

McKelvey, B. and Boisot, M. (2009) Redefining strategic foresight: 'Fast' and 'far' sight via complexity science. In: L.A. Costanzo and R.B. MacKay (eds) Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight. Cheltenham, UK: Elgar, pp. 15–47.

Author: Peter Allen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209741

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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The SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management is the first substantive scholarly work to provide a map of the state of art research in the growing field emerging at the intersection of complexity science and management studies. Edited and written by internationally respected scholars from management and related disciplines, the Handbook will be the definitive reference source for understanding the implications of complexity science for management research and practice. Part One: Foundations introduces complexity science and its implications for the foundations of scientific knowledge, including management knowledge. Part Two: Applications presents the numerous ways in which complexity science models and tools, as well as complexity thinking, are being applied to management and organizational phenomena and the insights gained as a result. Part Three: Interfaces highlights how complexity science is transforming various non-management fields and, in so doing, creating exciting interfaces for bridging between management and related disciplines.

A Focused Issue on Building New Competences in Dynamic Environments

In L. A. Constanzo & R. B. MacKay (Eds.), Handbook of research on strategy and foresight (pp. 15À47). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. Miner, J. B. (1984). The validity and usefulness of theories in an emerging organizational ...

Author: Aimé Heene

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784412740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

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Changing business environments challenge established management ideas and practices. This volume draws on competence-based theory to identify and elaborate some important ways in which organizational competences are evolving - or should evolve - to respond to some fundamental forms of change in business environments.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

She is the main editor of the Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight (Edward Elgar) and has contributed to the relevant theoretical debate by publishing a number of book chapters and papers in top-ranked peers journals such as ...

Author: Katerina Nicolopoulou

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317606752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Sustainable entrepreneurship has attracted growing attention in both scholarly and practitioner circles. Focusing on generating social, environmental and business value, the notion has been raised more recently to address the contribution of entrepreneurial activities to sustainable economic and social development. Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation builds on a theoretical framework that addresses related topics via a combination of insights from sustainability, policy, managerial, strategic, innovation and institutional perspectives. Providing empirical casework as well as a conceptual and theoretical framework, the book takes a global, interdisciplinary approach to the emergent field of sustainable entrepreneurship. The book highlights elements of sustainable entrepreneurship which have a societal impact as well as regional relevance and related aspects of innovation are also presented. Definitional issues are further elaborated in order to encompass the main inter-connected fields of study, sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation. This book is an important resource for academic researchers, and postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability.

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social Ecological Systems

... resource allocation and strategy development, which can help build more sustainable and just futures. Futures analysis methods are mostly derived from the field of futures studies – also commonly known as strategic foresight.

Author: Reinette Biggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000401537

Category: Nature

Page: 526

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The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems provides a synthetic guide to the range of methods that can be employed in social-ecological systems (SES) research. The book is primarily targeted at graduate students, lecturers and researchers working on SES, and has been written in a style that is accessible to readers entering the field from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds. Each chapter discusses the types of SES questions to which the particular methods are suited and the potential resources and skills required for their implementation, and provides practical examples of the application of the methods. In addition, the book contains a conceptual and practical introduction to SES research, a discussion of key gaps and frontiers in SES research methods, and a glossary of key terms in SES research. Contributions from 97 different authors, situated at SES research hubs in 16 countries around the world, including South Africa, Sweden, Germany and Australia, bring a wealth of expertise and experience to this book. The first book to provide a guide and introduction specifically focused on methods for studying SES, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainability science, environmental management, global environmental change studies and environmental governance. The book will also be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and professionals working at the science–policy interface in the environmental arena.

Novel Approaches to Organizational Project Management Research

Gadamer.Debate.htm . 4 July 2012 . McKelvey , B. , & Boisot , M. ( 2009 ) . Redefining strategic foresight . In L. Costanzo & B. MacKay ( eds ) , Handbook of research on strategy and foresight : 15-47 . Cheltenham , UK : Edward Elgar .

Author: Nathalie Drouin

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

ISBN: 9788763002493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 475

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Project management (PM), traditionally employed to implement projects, has developed into Organizational Project Management, as organizations are increasingly using projects to deliver strategies. The emergence of program and portfolio management has also contributed to this move. PM researchers need to become more innovative in their research approaches. They need to connect with the broader currents of social science in relevant fields, such as organization theory. Outside the specific field, there is a great deal that can usefully be imported, transformed, and translated so that it is fit for project management research purposes. More trans-disciplinary, translational, and transformational approaches for conducting project-related research are required, and this book goes a long way to providing foundations for them. The book encompasses reflections on fundamental questions underlying any research, such as the type of knowledge sought, as well as the epistemological and ontological assumptions. It broadens research methods and theory perspectives, drawing on contemporary approaches, such as action research, soft systems methodology, activity theory, actor-network theory, and other approaches adopted in related scientific and technological areas that are only recently being adopted. To achieve this, the book's editors have necessarily been eclectically interdisciplinary in their contributor list. They have included contemporary research methods and designs from areas allied to project research - such as organization science, organizational studies, sociology, behavioral science, and biology - providing innovative invitations to research design and methodological choice. Overall, this book makes a significant contribution to the maturation and development of project management research as a specialty in the broader social sciences, one that is a less-reliant handmaiden or under-laborer to purely technical issues, but which appreciates that any material construction is always a social construction as well, one that implies episteme and phronesis, knowledge and wisdom, as well as techne or technique. Project managers may not realize it, but the most important aspects of what they manage are the meanings, interpretations, and politics of projects, and not merely the technical aspects. (Series: Advances in Organization Studies - Vol. 29) [Subject: Project Management, Business Administration, Organizational Studies]

Designs Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management

McKelvey, B. and Boisot, M. (2009) 'Redefining Strategic Foresight: “Fast” and “far” sight via complexity science' in L. Costanzo and B. MacKay (eds), Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp.

Author: Beverly Pasian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351981331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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Project management as a discipline has experienced near-exponential growth in its application across the business and not-for-profit sectors. This original, authoritative guide provides both practitioner and student researchers with a complete guide to research practice on project management. In Designs, Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management, Beverly Pasian has brought together original chapters from a veritable who's who of project management research including authors such as Harvey Maylor, Christophe Bredillet, Derek Walker, Miles Shepherd, Janice Thomas, Naomi Brookes and Darren Dalcher. The collection looks at research strategy, management, methodology, techniques as well as emerging topics such as social network analysis. The 38 chapters offer an international perspective with examples from a wide range of project management applications; engineering, construction, mega-projects, high-risk environments and social transformation. Each chapter includes tips and exercises for the research student, as well as a complete set of further references.