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Scenario Thinking

Practical Approaches to the Future

Authors: Wright, G., Cairns, G.

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Presents new methods in scenario thinking, based on a mix of high-level research and top-level consultancy experience. The authors describe the logical bases of a range of scenario methods and provide detailed 'road maps' on how to implement them - together with practical examples of their application.

About the authors

George Wright is currently Professor of Management at Durham Business School, University of Durham, UK. He has consulted and provided management development programmes on scenario thinking and decision making with organizations such as Bayer, EADS, Petronas, Scottish Power, Thales, United Utilities, and national and local government in the UK. He has published on scenario thinking in international journals, including Futures, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies.

George Cairns is currently Head of School of Management at RMIT University, Australia. He has worked with scenario method and delivered workshops for organizations including National Air Traffic Services, South East England Development Agency, the Facility Management Association of Australia, and the Risk Management Institution of Australasia. He has contributed to a project exploring higher education futures for Romania, funded by the European Social Fund, and has published in international journals, including Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Futures.

Both authors can be contacted by e-mail via: scenariothinkers@gmail.com

Reviews

'An essential guide to scenario thinking for all organizations - and forward looking individuals'. - Prof Ziauddin Sardar, Editor, Futures


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Why Should the Individual and the Organization Practice Scenario Thinking?

    Wright, George (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Working with Scenarios: Introducing the Basic Method

    Wright, George (et al.)

    Pages 18-46

  • Incorporating Stakeholder Values and Facilitating Critique of Scenario Storylines

    Wright, George (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Understanding Stakeholder Viewpoints

    Wright, George (et al.)

    Pages 64-82

  • Augmented Scenario Approaches: Delving Deeper and Stretching Wider

    Wright, George (et al.)

    Pages 83-102

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-30689-9
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Hardcover $50.00
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Softcover $48.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-32261-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scenario Thinking
Book Subtitle
Practical Approaches to the Future
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30689-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230306899
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27156-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32261-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 192
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