Workshop-based corporate foresight process: A case study

Leila Saari, Tanja Suomalainen, Raija Kuusela, Tapio Hämeen-Anttila

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Abstract

Corporate foresight is a value-creation tool that helps companies survive in a competitive, ever-changing business environment. Foresight can be perceived as a company's capability to commit to continuous environmental scanning and to respond quickly to the discovered market threats and opportunities. Currently, there is scarce literature about foresight application procedures in organizations. This paper presents a single-case study, with a foresight process that was experimented in a real industrial setting. Based solely on a workshop series, this simple and straightforward process used the participants' tacit knowledge and insights as the main data sources. The participants presented different roles and departments of the case company. As a result, two new application areas, My Data and eHealth, were found, and a message to the company's top management was formulated. The future will show how the results will be implemented in the company and what will be their business impact.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement
Subtitle of host publicationPROFES 2016
PublisherSpringer
Pages580-589
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49094-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49093-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event17th International Conference of Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2016 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 22 Nov 201624 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS
PublisherSpringer
Volume10027
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference17th International Conference of Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2016
Abbreviated titlePROFES 2016
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period22/11/1624/11/16

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Foresight
Tacit knowledge
E-health
Value creation
Data sources
Top management
Threat
Environmental scanning
Business environment

Keywords

  • corporate foresight
  • environmental scanning
  • innovation
  • insight
  • process
  • workshop

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Saari, L., Suomalainen, T., Kuusela, R., & Hämeen-Anttila, T. (2016). Workshop-based corporate foresight process: A case study. In Product-Focused Software Process Improvement: PROFES 2016 (pp. 580-589). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 10027 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49094-6_43
Saari, Leila ; Suomalainen, Tanja ; Kuusela, Raija ; Hämeen-Anttila, Tapio. / Workshop-based corporate foresight process: A case study. Product-Focused Software Process Improvement: PROFES 2016. Springer, 2016. pp. 580-589 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10027).
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Saari, L, Suomalainen, T, Kuusela, R & Hämeen-Anttila, T 2016, Workshop-based corporate foresight process: A case study. in Product-Focused Software Process Improvement: PROFES 2016. Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10027, pp. 580-589, 17th International Conference of Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2016, Trondheim, Norway, 22/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49094-6_43

Workshop-based corporate foresight process: A case study. / Saari, Leila; Suomalainen, Tanja; Kuusela, Raija; Hämeen-Anttila, Tapio.

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement: PROFES 2016. Springer, 2016. p. 580-589 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10027).

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Saari L, Suomalainen T, Kuusela R, Hämeen-Anttila T. Workshop-based corporate foresight process: A case study. In Product-Focused Software Process Improvement: PROFES 2016. Springer. 2016. p. 580-589. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10027). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49094-6_43