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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the XXIV ISPIM Conference|
|Editors||K.R.E. Conn, S. Conn, M. Torkkeli, S. Schneider, I. Bitran|
|Publisher||International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||XXIV ISPIM Conference: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth - Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 16 Jun 2013 → 19 Jun 2013
|Conference||XXIV ISPIM Conference: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth|
|Period||16/06/13 → 19/06/13|
- futures knowledge
- knowledge space
- grand challenge
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.