Locating Foresight

paper presented at the Foresight Summit, 27 September 2007, Budapest

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Attila Havas

Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) - Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (HAS)

Date Written: Sept 2007

Abstract

Decision-makers, experts and laymen in different historical periods and in different socio-economic systems shared at least one desire: to know their future in advance or even to influence it for their advantage. They have used very different approaches and methods from spiritual/religious ones to scientific investigations and various modes of planning. This paper is aimed at characterising foresight, first by locating this approach among the various approaches to future-oriented analyses, and then by identifying three types foresight programmes.

Keywords: Technology foresight, Future-oriented analyses, Forward-looking activities, Forecasting, Strategy setting processes

JEL Classification: B52, O30, O38

Suggested Citation

Havas, Attila, Locating Foresight (Sept 2007). paper presented at the Foresight Summit, 27 September 2007, Budapest, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2705379 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2705379

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