Management of foresight portfolio: analysis of modular foresight projects at contract research organisation

Totti Könnölä, Toni Ahlqvist, Annele Eerola, Sirkku Kivisaari, Raija Koivisto

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Abstract

While the expansion of foresight scope towards systemic processes and societal considerations has provided significant opportunities for learning and synchronised action between different business units and/or policy fields, it may also have caused digression and ambiguity in the practice and theory of the management of foresight processes. This is true, in particular, in contract research organisations that have faced major challenges to reorganise their foresight activities as part of the changes in their innovation practices. The paper examines the exercises and consequent responses to this shift at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The paper develops and applies a coherent classification framework for foresight exercises. The framework provides practical support for the design and management of foresight projects, as well as supports the overall management of the portfolio of different kinds of foresight activities. The findings also point out the need for the modular process design that helps adjusting foresight exercises in different contexts
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForesight for Dynamic Organisations in Unstable Environments
Subtitle of host publicationA Search for New Frameworks
EditorsSandro Mendonça, Bartolomeo Sapio
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages95 - 119
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-67223-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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Research organization
Portfolio analysis
Foresight
Exercise
Finland
Process design
Research center
Innovation

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Könnölä, T., Ahlqvist, T., Eerola, A., Kivisaari, S., & Koivisto, R. (2011). Management of foresight portfolio: analysis of modular foresight projects at contract research organisation. In S. Mendonça, & B. Sapio (Eds.), Foresight for Dynamic Organisations in Unstable Environments: A Search for New Frameworks (1 ed., pp. 95 - 119). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Könnölä, Totti ; Ahlqvist, Toni ; Eerola, Annele ; Kivisaari, Sirkku ; Koivisto, Raija. / Management of foresight portfolio: analysis of modular foresight projects at contract research organisation. Foresight for Dynamic Organisations in Unstable Environments: A Search for New Frameworks. editor / Sandro Mendonça ; Bartolomeo Sapio. 1. ed. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2011. pp. 95 - 119
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Management of foresight portfolio: analysis of modular foresight projects at contract research organisation. / Könnölä, Totti; Ahlqvist, Toni; Eerola, Annele; Kivisaari, Sirkku; Koivisto, Raija.

Foresight for Dynamic Organisations in Unstable Environments: A Search for New Frameworks. ed. / Sandro Mendonça; Bartolomeo Sapio. 1. ed. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2011. p. 95 - 119.

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Könnölä T, Ahlqvist T, Eerola A, Kivisaari S, Koivisto R. Management of foresight portfolio: analysis of modular foresight projects at contract research organisation. In Mendonça S, Sapio B, editors, Foresight for Dynamic Organisations in Unstable Environments: A Search for New Frameworks. 1 ed. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 2011. p. 95 - 119