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Corporate Future Foresight in Government: A necessity or a luxury?

Corporate Future Foresight in Government: A necessity or a luxury?

For this study, the researcher used the revised corporate foresight questionnaire as the data collection instrument (see Appendix A). The researcher was granted permission via email to freely use the scales developed by the author. However, as the questionnaire was designed for measurement in the private sector, the researcher had to slightly modify some of its parts to make it more applicable for measurement in government sector. The questionnaire consists of four parts: general information, context, corporate foresight, and value contribution. The general information part was altered by replacing industry and revenue questions with a question about entity service type which is more aligned with a government mandate, the organization size question remained the same as it suitable for both purposes. The context and corporate foresight questions remained the same. The value contribution part had questions about new product success, new product innovativeness, and financial performance including market share, sales, return on investment, and profitability. These questions were replaced by questions about introducing new services and products, exploiting new opportunities, and avoiding unknown risks. More explanation about the basis of these modifications is provided in the dependent variable measurement sub-section.
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Toilet as an Asset: Necessity versus Luxury

Toilet as an Asset: Necessity versus Luxury

Village Sukhpuri lies in Nagina Block of Mewat having approximately 300 to 350 households. A transect walk in the village revealed the poor condition of roads and nearby surroundings which were covered in sludge after short rainfall in the month of January. The water drainage system of the village was miserable. However, most of the households (almost 80% as reported by few villagers) had constructed toilets in their home in the past 3-4 months. The reason for recent scaling up of construction was anticipated money which they will receive from the government for installing toilets in their homes. Although very few have been able to receive compensation from the government till now. Also, few households who had toilets earlier have renovated and painted their toilets recently in order to seek compensation. Unfortunately, the condition and quality of toilets is impaired. It is simply a 3 walled structure with neither a ceiling nor any door making it completely unfit for any kind of use. Households still continue to defecate in open. Awareness of the compensatory scheme did give them motivation to construct toilets but the quality is sub standard and ultimate goal of open defecation free village is still not achieved.
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PASSENGER AMENITIES OF INDIAN RAILWAYS: A LUXURY OR NECESSITY

PASSENGER AMENITIES OF INDIAN RAILWAYS: A LUXURY OR NECESSITY

ndian Railways is the largest Public Sector Undertaking responsible for discharging its function as the national carrier for the country. The oldest railway facilities in India dates back to mid-1800s. During Post-Independence, India has maintained the monopoly on railways services. Indian Railways is plagued with notorious delays in schedules, frequent accidents and lack of infrastructural developments. In fact, the entire Transport Sector in India lags behind in terms of modern 21 st century across the globe. Air India, the national airway carrier has been left impoverished and attempts to disinvest it by the Government of
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Methodology for Determining E-government Success Factors with Foresight Approach

Methodology for Determining E-government Success Factors with Foresight Approach

2653 using the experts' opinions and participation of several countries, the affordable government services using these technologies have been examined. The results of the research indicate that future technologies improve the user clarification and this makes the clarification and democracy as a requirement (Frissen, V. et al., 2007). Therefore, governments that implement their strategies and programs based on the future paradigms and needs of the electronic government. In order to accomplish this, there must be a clear definition of the corporate vision and values with which the strategic and stakeholder objectives are aligned. Several studies have analyzed success factors in different areas. Nevertheless, no study has identified the success factors of e-government (Carter, L and Belanger, F., 2005) that focuses particularly on future values of stakeholders. On the other hand, there isn’t any reference method for extracting the success factors. So in this research , reviews all related papers for identifying the appropriate method. The purpose of this paper is to determine the appropriate method for identifying the success factors in electronic government. These factors must be based on the electronic government objectives determined through the foresight concept. The emphasis is put on finding a method to define the objectives and effective factors from different e-government stakeholder's point of view.
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Forward looking analysis : investigating how individuals 'do' foresight and make sense of the future

Forward looking analysis : investigating how individuals 'do' foresight and make sense of the future

Making sense of uncertainty is part of every manager’s daily routine. The process of anticipating the future is generally described as foresight (MacKay and Constanzo, 2009; Tsoukas and Sheppard, 2004). Miles et al (2008) cite Coates’s definition of Foresight, which is a ‘purposeful process of developing knowledge about the future of a given unit of analysis or system of actors’. From a more practical perspective, Gavigan et al (2001) suggest that foresight ‘involves bringing awareness of long-term challenges and opportunities into more immediate decision making’. From the seminal work of Ansoff (1975), it is well recognised that triggering events in the external environment create uncertainty about the future (Peter and Jarratt, 2015). Vecchiato and Roveda (2010) observed that the ‘literature on strategic foresight focused on how to design methodological approaches and organizational processes for anticipating the likely evolution of drivers of change', as academics and practitioners have developed a large number of prescriptive: i) signal scanning methods (Carbonell et al., 2015); and ii) foresight methodologies (Popper, 2008). Nevertheless, we still know very little about how, in practice, the signals from the environment that are attracting the attention of managers and decision makers, are ‘processed’, without using formalised techniques (such as scenario planning, Delphi, roadmapping etc), in order to create foresight about the future (MacKay, 2009).
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Envisioning future innovative experimental ecosystems through the foresight approach. Case: Design Factory

Envisioning future innovative experimental ecosystems through the foresight approach. Case: Design Factory

Futures studies involve interdisciplinary approaches to vision and narration of alternative futures. Around the world in busi- ness and academia, this field of work is cited as futures stud- ies, strategic foresight, futuristics, futures thinking, futuring and futurology [21]. Most of the theories used in futures stud- ies assume that the future is plural and not singular because it is difficult to say which entity will yield to prediction. The existing methods are based on collecting quantitative and qualitative data about the trends, areas of change, uncer- tainties, and wildcards. These insights are used to build a holistic view of possible futures. Maicho Kaku suggested that, based on experiences with futures studies, there must be more scientific means to support methods and theories of futures studies [22]. There exist various futures studies methods, but the most prominent methods are the Delphi method, causal layered analysis, environmental scanning, morphological analysis, scenario planning, future history, content analysis, back-view mirror analysis, cross-impact analysis, future work- shops, and the future wheel.
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Locating foresight

Locating foresight

implications. In other words, the latter ones merely try to develop a better-informed anticipation of the future, e.g. for being better prepared by having more precise information. Participatory future-oriented programmes/ projects meet all the three following criteria: they (i) involve participants from at least two different stakeholder groups (e.g. researchers and business people; experts and policy-makers; experts and laymen); (ii) disseminate their preliminary results (e.g. analyses, tentative conclusions and policy proposals) among interested ‘non-participants’, 4 e.g. face-to-face at workshops, electronically via the internet with free access for everyone, or in the form of printed documents, leaflets, newsletters; and (iii) seek feedback from this wider circle (again, either face-to-face or in a written form). Conversely, if any of these criteria is not met, that activity cannot be regarded a participatory programme or project.
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Building foresight capacity: toward a foresight competency model

Building foresight capacity: toward a foresight competency model

The Foresight Sector Competencies represent broad sectors of foresight activities. The APF team sorted the foresight market into three sectors: consulting, organizational, and academic. This breakdown was used for many years in the World Future Society’s Professional Development Forum and has also been adopted by the APF. The team considered other candidates under a proposed “emerging” category, but did not identify a strong new sector or a satisfying alternative scheme. To test the categorization, and also to address the process task of identifying job specializations, the team put out a call for futurist job descriptions. The team analyzed over three dozen job descriptions that enabled a fleshing out the sectors and specializations – this will be described fully in a follow-up piece.
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The dialogue in foresight

The dialogue in foresight

Munich Personal RePEc Archive.. The dialogue in foresight Serbulescu, Radu.[r]

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Fiberny Government Radio and the Future

Fiberny Government Radio and the Future

The FIA should withdraw the FIA Guidance Notes on Installation Specifications and Quality Plans but provide support for the forthcoming EN 50174 by incorporating the FIA Guidance Notes w[r]

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Corporate foresight : the identification of potentially disruptive innovations from startups
A methodological framework to utilize startups as a source of corporate innovations

Corporate foresight : the identification of potentially disruptive innovations from startups A methodological framework to utilize startups as a source of corporate innovations

67 Having outlined that corporate foresight should integrate startups more actively into its activi- ties due to the benefits for a corporate firm, now the second sub-research question will be answered. The second sub-research question asked how startups can be identified utilizing a startup database? Chapter 3 outlined a structured methodological approach how startups can be identified from a startup database utilizing text mining. The approach consists of three sec- tions. In a first step expert literature on the connected vehicle is identified from scientific and professional sources. The second step utilized the expert literature and an automated text mining technique to extract keywords which are characteristic for the connected vehicle. In the third step these keywords were employed to identify relevant startups from the database. The results in Chapter 4.2 showed that a startup database is a useful tool to identify startups as 319 startups relevant to the connected vehicle could be identified with the proposed ap- proach. However, even the proposed approach requires some additional manual effort to de- rive the startups from the database. The visualization of the startups in the startup map provide a comprehensive overview of startup activities regarding the connected vehicle (see Figure 12). A comparison of incumbents’ cooperation and investment activities with the identified startups shows that many of them are already investing in or cooperating with startups identi- fied from the database, like BMW AG with investments in Chargepoint, Moovit, and Parkmobile (BMW AG, 2016a), the cooperation between BMW and IFTTT (BMW AG, 2016b) or the stra- tegic partnership between Volkswagen and Gett (Volkswagen AG, 2016). The proposed ap- proach could have provided a useful tool to support the assessment of potential investment alternatives, scan the competitive environment and identify companies providing related tech- nologies, products or services.
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ON THE LINK BETWEEN FUTURE STUDIES AND NECESSITY OF INCLUDING CORROSION IN A DESIRED FUTURE SCENARIO: PRESENTING A MODEL

ON THE LINK BETWEEN FUTURE STUDIES AND NECESSITY OF INCLUDING CORROSION IN A DESIRED FUTURE SCENARIO: PRESENTING A MODEL

“Corrosion” is a familiar terminology to industry professionals working in oil & gas, power generation, aviation, marine-offshore, mining, chemical and water/waste water treatment industries, to name a few. Economists and feasibility study professionals mostly use “Depreciation” and “wear and tear” instead of corrosion-though it is not a correct terminology to cover all aspects of corrosion. The man-on-the-street knows corrosion by yet another name: rusting. All these variations could only mean one thing: the confusion and ambiguity that does exist in addressing an “issue” that on its own takes away about 4% of Gross National Product (GNP) of any country per year [1] or even more [2]; an “issue” that on its own annually costs humanity much more than all natural disasters all together [3,4] and an “issue” that, to the best of our knowledge, has not been studied in the context of Future studies research ,yet.
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Necessity of Corporate Governance and Development of Risk Management: APB Resources Berhad

Necessity of Corporate Governance and Development of Risk Management: APB Resources Berhad

The factors that APB Resources BHD by the external factors. The Board of Directors are not the factors that effect on performance their leverage company. The external factors that effects performance this company may cause by the interest tax shield that by the U.S corporate income tax. This leverage ratio increase year by year cause by when the assets that are purchased with the debt capital earn more than cost of the debt that was used to finance them. On year 2012, this company have the higher current ratio, that is mean on that year the company have more capable of paying its obligations, as it has a larger proportion of assets value relative to the value of its liabilities. However, this company have a stable financial health because of their changes current ratio are to too far year by year.
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Exploring Corporate Foresight in the Start up Context: Theoretical and Practical Considerations Toward an Integrated Approach

Exploring Corporate Foresight in the Start up Context: Theoretical and Practical Considerations Toward an Integrated Approach

As a result, start–up focused foresight could be considered as an extension of the current corporate foresight practices, but adaptions were needed. Thereupon six challenges for the integration process were identified. Corporate foresight had to extend its information sources to more modern and start–up suitable data sources that enabled a broad an continuous environmental scanning including distant and adjacent business areas as well as possible white spots. Subsequent to the information gathering process, feedback loops were identified as critical success factors for the data processing and knowledge building. These quality control mechanisms ensured a high quality and a high relevance of foresight outcomes to current strategic issues. A company–wide communication of corporate foresight results stimulated conversations within the company and fostered thereby a future–oriented thinking of employees. An overarching top–management attention and commitment was identified as an important success factor, especially in the case of start–ups, which collided with organizational structures and corporate mentalities due to their speed, agility and out–of–the–box thinking. In addition the supporting role of a ‘foresight culture’, characterized by commitment, sharing and creativity, was critical for the success and impact of the corporate foresight. Furthermore foresight support systems were pointed out to as important enablers of foresight capabilities in the start–up context that will increasingly gain importance for the development of future corporate foresight practices.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: THE SOCIETAL ROLE OF GOVERNMENT, CORPORATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: THE SOCIETAL ROLE OF GOVERNMENT, CORPORATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY

Movement has touched the every nook and corner of the society. Media, celebrities and people at the bottom line have come forward to generate money and work for the good of the nation through various programs on rural sanitation, pure drinking water, health and education. NDTV, for example, organized a 12 hours media campaign on Swachha Bharat Campaign with Super Star Amitabha Bachchan and many corporate leaders and community members and generate 200 crores for the purpose of transforming Rural India. PM’s Jan Jan Yojana is another wake call for the citizens of India to open bank accounts through Aadhar and get the benefits of life and accidental benefits. The program aims at inculcating a saving attitude among the citizens and creating an online database of citizens’ to planning and implementation of various developmental programs for the good of the people. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is another wakeup call to prevent female foeticide and women’s education. These are the areas where corporate can play commendable role for nation building. Aadhar now links people through various developmental programs and will likely to put a check on the indulgence of the vested interests in criminal activities.
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The development of episodic foresight in preschoolers: the role of socioeconomic status, parental future orientation, and family context

The development of episodic foresight in preschoolers: the role of socioeconomic status, parental future orientation, and family context

proval of the National Administration of Public Educa- tion of Uruguay (ANEP), four public centers classified as quintile 1 and four private centers were contacted by convenience. Quintile classification of schools in Uruguay is based on socioeconomic indicators of the families of students attending that school. Families of children from quintile 1 centers had lower scores in all socioeconomic indicators, such as mother education, father education, rooms at home, income, and persons per room, as compared to their private center counter- parts who had a medium-high SES family background (see Table 1 for frequencies on main indicators). The main caregivers of children, defined in the first part of the survey as the parent or relative that spends more time in charge of the child, received an invitation to par- ticipate in the study along with informed consent (ac- ceptance rate = 61%). The assessment of 10 additional children, from both SES groups, was not completed due to fuzziness, shyness, or experimental error (e.g., incor- rect wording). The session, held during school hours, lasted about 30 min. Children completed the experimen- tal tasks (EF, delay of gratification, planning measures) and the PPVT-III. The main caregiver (self-assigned within each family) completed the self-reported question- naires that were sent home: the sociodemographic and family background questionnaire, the Extadi-Gangoiti scale, and the consideration of future consequences scale.
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Programme for Government building a better future

Programme for Government building a better future

Over the past three years, the previous Executive made significant progress towards the achievement of its Key Goals and Commitments and Public Service Agreements set out in the previous Programme for Government. That work forms the basis for the next four years. We intend to repay the trust you have placed in us as elected representatives by doing all we can to tackle the difficult issues and deliver results for all our people.

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The Future of Corporate Governance Listing Requirements

The Future of Corporate Governance Listing Requirements

The Future of Corporate Governance Listing Requirements SMU Law Review Volume 54 | Issue 1 Article 16 2001 The Future of Corporate Governance Listing Requirements Roberta S Karmel Follow this and addi[.]

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The future of corporate bond market liquidity

The future of corporate bond market liquidity

securities due in more than 1 year.” This line item primarily includes corporate bonds (both investment grade and high yield) but also includes some non-corporate securities such as collateralized mortgage obligations, real estate investment corp. securities and interest only/ principal only strips issued by entities other than federal agencies or government-sponsored enterprises. These non- corporate security positions are believed to be small in this report, such that this data is considered a fairly accurate barometer of the corporate bonds that the primary dealers hold in inventory for their market-making operations. Exhibit 1 details the history of this weekly statistical release from the New York Fed going back to 2001. From a market liquidity perspective, the important takeaway from this data is that the willingness or ability of the primary dealers to hold corporate bond inventory is currently a shadow of its former self. From a peak level of $235
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Role of corporate branding, customer involvement and customer relationship proneness in luxury fashion branding

Role of corporate branding, customer involvement and customer relationship proneness in luxury fashion branding

Therefore, the aim of this research is to understand the role of corporate branding, customer involvement and customer relationship proneness (CRP) to attach the customers emotionally towards and behaviourally brand loyal to luxury fashion brands. This paper contributes theoretically and practically to consumer research of LFB. Theoretically this paper develops a framework that undertake the impact of corporate branding, customer involvement and customer relationship proneness on customers emotional attachment and brand loyalty. These values are facilitated by the companies to customers through different innovative platform. The proposed model has multiple advantage, firstly, this model introduces corporate branding, customer involvement and relationship as the value of the customers. Secondly, effect of these values on customers emotional attachment and brand loyalty has not been explored in past studies. From managerial perspective, this research provides strategic importance of values like corporate branding, customer involvement and customers relationship to compete in volatile markets. By knowing the strategic importance of these values managers can understand which value is more important from customers perspective and accordingly firms can invest in them. Overall, this research assists LFB managers to understand the mechanism the underlies the operation of an effective CB, CI and CRP.
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