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On the nurturing of strategic foresight: The Ubuntu perspective

Sarpong, David, Bi, Jianxiang, Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2015) On the nurturing of strategic foresight: The Ubuntu perspective. Futures, 75 . pp. 14-23. ISSN 0016-3287. (doi:10.1016/j.futures.2015.10.007) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57739)

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Abstract

We draw on ideas from the African humanistic philosophy of Ubuntu with existing approaches to propose alternative ways of nurturing strategic foresight in practice. Delineating Ubuntu as a transient organizing philosophy, we show how the integration of Ubuntu in everyday organizing could enhance relational pluralism, and in-turn strategic foresight. Embarking on some mild speculative expedition based on ideas from Ubuntu, we also outline some activities and organizing routines of team leaders that may contribute to encouraging employees to enact ‘foresightful’ actions in their situated practice. We conclude with implications of our study for organizing and some directions for futureresearch.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.futures.2015.10.007
Uncontrolled keywords: Corporate foresight; Practice approach; Team leaders; Strategic foresight; Ubuntu
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 10:43 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57739 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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