Forging the synergy between anticipation and innovation : the futures action model

Ramos, Jose M. (2013) Forging the synergy between anticipation and innovation : the futures action model. Journal of Future Studies, 18(1), pp. 85-106.

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This paper presents the theory and practice of the Futures Action Model (FAM). FAM has been in development for over a decade, in a number of contexts and iterations. It is a creative methodology that uses a variety of concepts and tools to guide participants through the conception and modeling of enterprises, services, social innovations and projects in the context of emerging futures. It is used to generate strategic options that people can utilise to build opportunities for value creation as they move into the future. This paper details examples in its development, and provides theoretical and practical guidelines for educators and business facilitators to use the FAM system in their own workplaces.

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ID Code: 67092
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Action learning, Change strategies, Design, Entrepreneurship, Foresight; Innovation, Wicked problems, Leadership
ISSN: 1027-6084
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Deposited On: 10 Feb 2014 01:16
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2014 23:59

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