Anticipatory innovation

Ramos, Jose M. (2004) Anticipatory innovation. Journal of Futures Studies, 9(2), pp. 19-28.

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This article examines the role of innovation in society, arguing that a failure of foresight in the practical design and development of innovations has been a significant causal factor in the crisis of global un-sustainability. It questions flawed assumptions about the nature of ecological and social change processes, and the worldview most commonly associated with modernism. In a diagnose, the dimensions of this failure reveal a "disciplinary dissociation", or the failure of disciplines to integrate in order to facilitate a process of innovation with a forward view. Finally the article proposes an alternative approach to innovation which utilises greater foresight, is inclusive of multiple disciplines, and has a greater sensitivity to social and ecological processes. This process is referred to as "anticipatory innovation."

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ID Code: 48884
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1027-6084
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 11 Apr 2012 00:03
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 01:30

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