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Thinking futures: strategy at the edge of complexity and uncertainty

Derrick Gosselin (UGent) and Bruno Tindemans (UGent)
(2016)
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Today’s society is facing challenges of an unprecedented global scale. Economic shifts, ageing population, migration flows and climate change – to name only a few – will provide both new problems and new opportunities. Analyses, instruments and methods that were used in the past to prepare for the future no longer work. How can decision and policy-makers cope with all this? This book offers insight into a new approach. ‘Future(s) thinking or strategic foresight thinking’ is a powerful and research-based method of interpreting an unpredictable, changing and complex environment. It can be applied in a range of domains, from political policy and business strategy to innovation and entrepreneurship. In all of these domains, the disciplined application of future thinking can offer a distinct and sustainable competitive advantage. "Thinking Futures" is a valuable guide to anyone concerned for our future: from politicians to CEOs, from policymakers to youngsters and from diplomats to intelligence service directors.
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futures, futures research, complexity, strategy, scenario planning, strategic foresight, future thinking, uncertainty, backcasting, risk management, vision, strategie, toekomstverkenning, toekomstdenken, scenariodenken, turbulente omgeving, beleidsorienterend

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Gosselin, Derrick, and Bruno Tindemans. Thinking Futures: Strategy at the Edge of Complexity and Uncertainty. Leuven: LannooCampus Publishers, 2016. Print.
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Gosselin, D., & Tindemans, B. (2016). Thinking futures: strategy at the edge of complexity and uncertainty. Leuven: LannooCampus Publishers.
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Gosselin, Derrick, and Bruno Tindemans. 2016. Thinking Futures: Strategy at the Edge of Complexity and Uncertainty. Leuven: LannooCampus Publishers.
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Gosselin, Derrick, and Bruno Tindemans. 2016. Thinking Futures: Strategy at the Edge of Complexity and Uncertainty. Leuven: LannooCampus Publishers.
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Gosselin D, Tindemans B. Thinking futures: strategy at the edge of complexity and uncertainty. Leuven: LannooCampus Publishers; 2016.
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D. Gosselin and B. Tindemans, Thinking futures: strategy at the edge of complexity and uncertainty. Leuven: LannooCampus Publishers, 2016.
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  abstract     = {Today’s society is facing challenges of an unprecedented global scale. Economic shifts, ageing population, migration flows and climate change – to name only a few – will provide both new problems and new opportunities. Analyses, instruments and methods that were used in the past to prepare for the future no longer work. How can decision and policy-makers cope with all this? This book offers insight into a new approach. ‘Future(s) thinking or strategic foresight thinking’ is a powerful and research-based method of interpreting an unpredictable, changing and complex environment. It can be applied in a range of domains, from political policy and business strategy to innovation and entrepreneurship. In all of these domains, the disciplined application of future thinking can offer a distinct and sustainable competitive advantage. "Thinking Futures" is a valuable guide to anyone concerned for our future: from politicians to CEOs, from policymakers to youngsters and from diplomats to intelligence service directors.},
  author       = {Gosselin, Derrick and Tindemans, Bruno},
  isbn         = {978-94-014-2668-8},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {214},
  publisher    = {LannooCampus Publishers},
  title        = {Thinking futures: strategy at the edge of complexity and uncertainty},
  year         = {2016},
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