Constructing futures knowledge: Roadmapping as a dynamic strategic practice

Toni Ahlqvist, Johanna Kohl

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Abstract

The paper conceptualises roadmapping as a dynamic strategic practice and discusses the connections of foresight, innovation management and strategic management. The paper argues that organisations have a rising need to construct and foster relevant future-oriented knowledge that builds on the systemic understanding of the 'grand challenges', and to link this knowledge with actual strategic practices in the organisation. For this purpose, the paper outlines a framework of organisational foresight practice that aims at converting futures information towards futures knowledge emphasising multi-disciplinarity, systemic technology-economy-society interactions, ecosystem leadership, and builds towards a continuous strategic foresight platform. The paper fleshes out this framework through a case study of a Finnish research and technology organisation, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXIV ISPIM Conference
EditorsK.R.E. Conn, S. Conn, M. Torkkeli, S. Schneider, I. Bitran
PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
ISBN (Print)978-952-265-420-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventXXIV ISPIM Conference: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 16 Jun 201319 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceXXIV ISPIM Conference: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period16/06/1319/06/13

Keywords

  • futures knowledge
  • roadmapping
  • foresight
  • strategy
  • practice
  • knowledge space
  • grand challenge
  • Finland

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    Ahlqvist, T., & Kohl, J. (2013). Constructing futures knowledge: Roadmapping as a dynamic strategic practice. In K. R. E. Conn, S. Conn, M. Torkkeli, S. Schneider, & I. Bitran (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXIV ISPIM Conference International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.