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Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

What About the Future?

New Perspectives on Planning, Forecasting and Complexity

Authors: Phillips, Fred

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  • Prepares readers to think about the future of their businesses, society, and their own lives
  • Brings together multidisciplinary perspectives to revisit the concept and understanding of the future
  • Helps with proper understanding of planning, forecasting to reduce organizational stress and personal anxiety
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About this book

This book closely examines the concept and theory of 'future' from a multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on the practice of forecasting, especially in its interaction with complexity. It highlights the relations between forecasting, decision-making and strategy, mixing technical arguments (but minimal mathematics) with ideas from psychology and philosophy. Rich with examples, the book highlights the role of values and attitudes in deciding how to look at the future.

Written in a casual but precise style that makes the ideas easily digestible, it helps corporate strategists, practicing futurists, and researchers in the field of strategy or public planning gain a fundamental perspective on the future – before starting to predict things.



About the authors

Fred Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal 'Technological Forecasting & Social Change' (Elsevier). He is currently a Professor at University of New Mexico, USA, and Visiting Scientist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. He is the 2017 winner of the Kondratieff Medal, awarded by the Russian Academy of Sciences, and 2019 recipient of the INEKA Medal. He is a Senior Fellow (and formerly Research Director) at the IC² Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, and a fellow of the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET).
          

 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook 53,54 €
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Hardcover 94,94 €
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  • à paraître: 21 octobre 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26164-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What About the Future?
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives on Planning, Forecasting and Complexity
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26165-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26165-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26164-1
Series ISSN
2570-1509
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 157
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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