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Sustainable Business Research Institute

The Futures Research Group

We define Futures and Foresight as:

The interdisciplinary discovery and study of predictable, probable, possible, plausible, preferable and creatable long term futures.

The Futures Research Group

Scope

  • Individual and Group Research - building on existing research interests and extending into the future
  • Curriculum Development - finding opportunities to includes futures and foresight learning at all levels of the curriculum as well as considering the future of curriculum development
  • Grants and projects - seeking external funding for futures work
  • Work with organisations - development and sale of products and services to organisations

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Jeff Gold, Lynn Nichol and Patricia Harrison

New research shows practitioners are aware of the opportunities but need to be involved earlier to ensure projects are human centred, say Jeff Gold, Lynn Nichol and Patricia Harrison.

New research shows practitioners are aware of the opportunities but need to be involved earlier to ensure projects are human centred, say Jeff Gold, Lynn Nichol and Patricia Harrison.

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Strategy and Futures Processes

How the Futures Research Group can help your organisation.

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Organisation improvement: why we need to consider emergence and futures in making strategy

Professor Jeff Gold has developed a model of making and delivering strategy that considers the needs of the present, responses to emergent issues and the incorporation of probable future requirements for the next 10 years.

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The Strategic Foresight Lab

The Strategic Foresight Lab builds on the work of Futures Research Group at Leeds Business School. Its purpose is to:

Enable leadership teams to build a future-oriented strategy

Contact Professor Gold for more details

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