Corporate foresight: an emerging field with a rich tradition

In view of situating  Corporate Foresight as discipline we found the historical analysis made  by Rohrbeck, R., C. Battistella and Eelko K.R.E. Huizingh 2015 Corporate Foresight: An Emerging Field with a Rich Tradition. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, forthcoming, very interesting.    Hence we copied their summary into this blog.   More on the full publication can be read at the Future orientation website.

Historically we can distinguish four main phases.

1950s: birth of the field

Corporate foresight emerged as a research stream in the 1950s. The new field had two main roots. The first was the French ‘prospective’ school, founded by the philosopher and Continue reading