Towards future-oriented innovation management

Expert knowledge creation in foresight workshops

Mikko Dufva, Toni Ahlqvist

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Abstract

Foresight is one way to cope with the challenges of unfamiliar or unpredictable situations and diverse viewpoints that innovation management nowadays faces. Many foresight exercises use workshops. In this article we are interested in what types of knowledge there are in a foresight workshop process and how these types of knowledge are created, shared and synthesized. Our goal is to both improve the theoretical understanding of knowledge creation about the futures in participatory settings and provide a framework for practitioners to better plan foresight workshops. We argue that there are two competing rationales in foresight: a divergent futures rationale and a convergent managerial rationale. We propose four knowledge types relevant for foresight workshops and a conceptual model of a workshop process and illustrate these with two workshop sessions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges for Management, Science & Technology
EditorsK.R.E. Huizingh, S. Conn, M. Torkkeli, I. Bitran
PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
ISBN (Print)978-9-5226-5317-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 9 Dec 201212 Dec 2012

Conference

Conference5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology
Abbreviated titleISPIM 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period9/12/1212/12/12

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Keywords

  • Innovation management
  • foresight
  • workshops
  • knowledge management
  • futures research
  • knowledge creation

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Dufva, M., & Ahlqvist, T. (2012). Towards future-oriented innovation management: Expert knowledge creation in foresight workshops. In K. R. E. Huizingh, S. Conn, M. Torkkeli, & I. Bitran (Eds.), Proceedings 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.
Dufva, Mikko ; Ahlqvist, Toni. / Towards future-oriented innovation management : Expert knowledge creation in foresight workshops. Proceedings 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology. editor / K.R.E. Huizingh ; S. Conn ; M. Torkkeli ; I. Bitran. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2012.
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Dufva, M & Ahlqvist, T 2012, Towards future-oriented innovation management: Expert knowledge creation in foresight workshops. in KRE Huizingh, S Conn, M Torkkeli & I Bitran (eds), Proceedings 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 9/12/12.

Towards future-oriented innovation management : Expert knowledge creation in foresight workshops. / Dufva, Mikko; Ahlqvist, Toni.

Proceedings 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology. ed. / K.R.E. Huizingh; S. Conn; M. Torkkeli; I. Bitran. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Dufva M, Ahlqvist T. Towards future-oriented innovation management: Expert knowledge creation in foresight workshops. In Huizingh KRE, Conn S, Torkkeli M, Bitran I, editors, Proceedings 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM. 2012