Whatever Happened to Scenario Planning? A Systematic Literature Review
28 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2020
Date Written: February 11, 2020
Scenario planning (SP) enables the user to model multiple simultaneous uncertainties far into the future and explicitly allows for subjective interpretations of the findings. In this systematic literature review we condense and review the full body of literature along six dimensions: (1) Does SP show a specific time trend? (2) How did the literature develop in terms of theory building versus practical application? (3) Are there semantic peculiarities regarding the different SP terms, or are they used interchangeably? (4) Is there a visible geographic pattern in the location of research? (5) How can the literature be judged in terms of scientific quality? (6) In which subfield(s) of business and management research has SP gained notoriety?
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