Foresight : learning for the future : call for papers

Foresight : learning for the future : conference16-18 August 2007 at University of Strathclyde,

mercredi 14 juin 2006

Building on the success of the first two conferences held in 2002 and 2004, the call for papers is announced for the forthcoming conference in August 2007.

The first conference “Probing the Future” and the second conference “Foresight in Organisations” have established University of Strathclyde as an academic institution interested in organisational foresight. The third conference - "Learning the Future Faster" - will continue that inheritance, furthering our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that confront people and organisations in the 21st century.

How to Participate :

Submissions from scholars and practitioners from all areas of management studies are welcome. Papers may be conceptual or empirical, or, ideally, both. The conference will again be hosted by the research centre at the Graduate School of Business, University of Strathclyde : the Centre for Scenario Planning and Future Studies. The conference venue will be the Graduate School of Business, University of Strathclyde 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0QU (tel : 0044(0)1415536000). There is a limit of 70 participants.

The conference organizers are Dr George Burt, Lecturer in Strategic Management, Kees van der Heijden, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management, and Ron Bradfield, Lecturer in Strategic Management, all at the Graduate School of Business, University of Strathclyde, and Dr Wendy Schultz from Infinite Futures.

Authors should submit a 500 word abstract via e-mail to Dr George Burt ( with cc. to Val Turner ( by 30 October 2006. All abstracts must be submitted as Word documents. Furthermore, file names must follow the following format :
‘Surname of first author’ foresight 2007.doc e.g. Smith foresight 2007.doc

Lastly, all abstracts must contain on the first page a title, author names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 November 2006. Papers should be submitted to Dr George Burt by 30 May 2007. Information about registration and accommodation as well as updates and the final programme will be posted here.

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