In Search of Foresight Methodologies: Riddle or Necessity.- Defining the Future: Concepts and Definitions as Linguistic Fundamentals of Foresight.- Classification of Tools and Approaches Applicable in Foresight Studies.- Classification of Tools and Approaches Applicable in Foresight Studies.- Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Foresight.- The Meaning of Wild Cards and High Impact Issues as Future Shapers and Shakers. Forms of Reasoning in Pattern Management and in Strategic Intelligence.- Micro-meso-macro: From the Heritage of the Oracle to Foresight.- From Narrative to Number: A role for Quantitative Models in Scenario Analysis.- Foresight at a Contract Research Organization: Linking Stakeholders and Methods in Participatory Processes.- Will Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management and Foresight Emerge in a System?.- Scenario Transfer Methodology and Technology.- Willingness of Stakeholders to Use Models for Climate Policy: The Delft Process.- Linking Narrative Storylines and Quantitative Models to Combat Desertification in the Guadalentin, Spain.- Scenario Planning as a Tool in Foresight Exercises: The LIPSOR Approach.- Foresights, Scenarios and Sustainable Development: A Pluriformity Perspective.- Methodological Challenges in Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Foresight Methods for Sustainable Energy Futures - The SEPIA Project.- Building Strategic Policy Scenarios for the EU Agriculture - The AG2020 Project.- Opportunities for Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in Scenario-Building - The "Estonia 2010" Project.
¿Brings the entire field of Foresight Methodology up to date
Provides a major step forward in standardizing Foresight research methods
Spans the fields of network science, regional science, management science, and futures studies