Systemic transformation, anticipatory culture, and knowledge spaces: Constructing organisational capacities in roadmapping projects at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Toni Ahlqvist (Corresponding Author), Minna Halonen, Annele Eerola, Sirkku Kivisaari, Johanna Kohl, Raija Koivisto, Jouko Myllyoja, Nina Wessberg

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Abstract

This article suggests that, in the current interlinked innovation meta-system, research and technology organisations (RTOs) would benefit from developing two systemic capacities: partial structural openness enabling flexibility in organisation and an anticipatory culture that builds on an anticipatory agency, that is, a proactive participatory approach that leads to action. In this article, we explore the questions of systemic transformations and the building of an anticipatory culture in the context of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. First, we discuss the strategic development paths, anticipatory culture and systemic transformation capacities in the context of RTOs. Second, we show how process-based roadmapping can be applied in building the systemic transformation capacities and anticipatory culture. Third, we illustrate these notions by analysing four roadmapping projects as case studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-841
Number of pages20
JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • Systemic transformation
  • capacity
  • research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • anticipatory
  • agency
  • culture
  • roadmapping
  • strategy process

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Systemic transformation, anticipatory culture, and knowledge spaces : Constructing organisational capacities in roadmapping projects at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. / Ahlqvist, Toni (Corresponding Author); Halonen, Minna; Eerola, Annele; Kivisaari, Sirkku; Kohl, Johanna; Koivisto, Raija; Myllyoja, Jouko; Wessberg, Nina.

In: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Vol. 24, No. 8, 2012, p. 821-841.

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