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Kishita, Yusuke (author), Höjer, Mattias (author), Quist, J.N. (author)
Backcasting has become a widely applied approach to address sustainability challenges when transformative changes are required. However, dispersed and contextualized knowledge of backcasting methodologies and practices needs to be systematized, codified, and synthesized to support researchers, commissioners, practitioners, and stakeholders in...
journal article 2024
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Dimova, Silvia (author), Polo López, Cristina S. (author), Sousa, Maria Luísa (author), Nogal Macho, M. (author), Gervásio, Helena (author)
Concrete is clearly one of the most predominant-used material in both residential and non-residential structures across Europe (Peled and Fishman, 2021). A reinforced concrete (RC) structure is expected to satisfy criteria for serviceability, structural integrity, and stability over its designed operational lifespan, without significant loss of...
book chapter 2024
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Nogal Macho, M. (author)
In addressing the impact of climate change on the corrosion of RC buildings, it is crucial to distinguish between two adaptation strategies. The first refers to measures integrated during the design phase for new structures. The second involves strategies implemented during the service phase to enhance the resilience of existing structures. This...
book chapter 2024
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Cui, Jasmine (author)
“Hybrid Working, Quality Living” seizes the opportunity of the surging hybrid remote working trend to promote work style and lifestyle changes in office districts and beyond. Remote working has been developing but has never been applied on such a global scale before. Since the end of 2019, it has brought our attention back to several long...
master thesis 2023
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Simonse, LWL (author), Simons, Dasha (author), Skalska, Z. (author)
In order to humanize forecasting, communities have been proposed to activate and enlarge a collective ability of foresight. To better understand how communities relate to collective foresight abilities, this article untangles its critical modes, roles and social media involved. Based on a fine-grained analysis of 10 community practices, we...
journal article 2023
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Ferreira, Cicero (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author)
In recent years, shared services centers (SSCs) have been central to organizational transformation strategies of many large firms and governments to reduce costs, improve service quality, and innovate services. SSCs are undergoing significant transformations due to the advancement of technologies. To better understand the technologies’ impact on...
journal article 2022
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van Veen, Barbara L. (author), Ortt, J.R. (author)
The research into the perception of early signals, the so-called weak signals, started in the field of strategic planning in the 1970s. Soon, research dispersed into new, specialized fields, such as foresight, sense-making, and entrepreneurial alertness. Each field used different terms for weak signals and framed the research in its own...
journal article 2021
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Trier, J.H. (author)
The world that organizations today are forced to navigate is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous - a VUCA world. Their long-term survival is continuously endangered. A strong brand positioning is important to secure survival and deeply connect with customers. However, changes in consumer needs and expectations call for new ways to stay...
master thesis 2020
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Zepeda Aguilar, Gustavo (author)
A vision that aims to inspire a change in mindset for Experience Consulting This project presents a foresight exercise performed to uncover the future of Experience Consulting for the PwC Experience Center. The outcomes of the foresight exercise ask for a future that emphasizes our sense of humanity when designing experiences for humans. This...
master thesis 2020
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van Veen, B.L. (author)
This dissertation was prompted by its author’s amazement that only a handful of financial experts had read the arrival of the 2009 recession in the subprime mortgage problems in the American housing market. Despite hefty confrontations in the media between investment experts during the years leading up to the recession, it took the fall of...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Mejia Sarmiento, J.R. (author), Pasman, G.J. (author), Hultink, H.J. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
journal article 2020
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van Dorsser, Cornelis (author), Taneja, P. (author)
Purpose: The paper aims to present an integrated foresight framework and method to support decision-makers who are confronted with today’s complex and rapidly changing world. The method aims at reducing the degree of uncertainty by addressing the inertia or duration of unfolding trends and by placing individual trends in a broader context....
journal article 2020
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IJzermans, Wijnand (author)
This study analyzes the financial impact of design guidelines used in the development of agribulk terminals and sets out to quantify the effect of uncertain throughput projections on a terminal’s business case. This was done through the use of a purposely-built computer model that translates traffic projections into a terminal design in an...
master thesis 2019
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Fernandez Hernando, Blanca (author)
This master thesis is written for the master program Strategic Product Design with the Belgian company Barco NV as a client. At the beginning, the main objective was to gain a better understanding on the current situation of the organization around foresight activities, their barriers and challenges. The aim was to later develop a solution that...
master thesis 2019
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van Dorsser, Cornelis (author), Walker, W.E. (author), Taneja, P. (author), Marchau, Vincent A.W.J. (author)
Policymakers need to make policies for unknown and uncertain futures. Researchers in the futures field have a great deal to contribute to the policymaking process. But, futures research is often neglected as an element of policymaking. The aim of this paper is to improve the link between futures research and policymaking. More specifically,...
journal article 2018
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Price, R.A. (author), Wrigley, Cara (author), Matthews, Judy (author)
Design-led innovation (DLI) is a framework with particular focus on developing design capability. Implementation of DLI has been observed to positively influence firm innovation performance. As the framework is of relative infancy, there is opportunity to learn from and integrate methods and practice from other fields to strengthen the...
conference paper 2017
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Nenciu, G. (author)
Despite the high expectations regarding the potential value that Big Open and Linked Data (BOLD) can enable in smart cities, the research on the topic is scarce. The present study responds to this need by conducting a foresight study with core interest the long-term impact of BOLD on smart cities. Moreover, the research develops a model for...
master thesis 2016
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Mejia Sarmiento, J.R. (author), Hultink, H.J. (author), Pasman, G.J. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Innovation forces organizations to think about the future. The many techniques<br/>guiding these explorations are named futures studies, which are inquiries into images of the future and their surrounding elements. Although futures studies help organizations to change, their results are often difficult to interpret, and they frequently fail to...
conference paper 2016
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Onencan, A.M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author), Enserink, B. (author), Chelang, J. (author), Kulei, F. (author)
Nile Basin policy makers, at all levels, are constantly making quick decisions to address emergencies. The decisions are made in the context of a complex, uncertain, ever-changing and highly volatile basin. However, for these decisions to take into account future uncertainties, like climate-change induced disasters, policy makers need to...
journal article 2016
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Sayadi, A. (author)
Companies need to constantly adapt to their environment to ensure long term survival and economic success. In such an environment, technology trends can have a significant impact on the business for a technology intensive firm such as SKF. Therefore, these companies should be proactive in identifying and anticipating technology trends early on....
master thesis 2015
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