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Organizational Foresight and Stewardship

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Foresight is defined as the ability to develop and maintain a forward-looking perspective and to anticipate emerging opportunities and problems by continually scanning the environment for trends and new developments. Foresight can be considered a behavioral inclination, referring to an individuals tendency to devote a significant amount of time engaged in thought or activities concerning the future.

Elaine Mosakowski asserts in Organization Science that foresight constitutes a central entrepren


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