Corporate Foresight and Strategic Decisions Lessons from a European Bank

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-29
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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The investigation of the future of an organization has always captivated the attention of academics and business managers. Presently, the aspiration to entrench future-relevant insights into management practices is a must. Companies that have made attempts to use corporate foresight have generally dealt successfully with internal information sharing processes that in most cases have prepared them for the challenges of the future.

Corporate Foresights and Strategic Decisions investigates the relationships between corporate foresight and management decision-making processes in organizations. It provides an extensive analysis of extant theories of corporate foresight and strategic management, brings in new notions and insights, and presents an in-depth case study exploration of corporate foresight of a European bank. The understanding of organizational future is influenced by the perceived accountability and integrity of the participating departments as well as by the apparent nature of environmental explosiveness. This book provides clear confirmations showing that the impacts of corporate foresight on strategic decisions are critically affected by the evaluative and analytical verdicts of the decision-makers.

Author Biography

Dr Claudio Gomez Portaleoni studied Business Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg, Germany, and at the Baptist University, Hong Kong. He obtained a PhD degree in Management at the University of Birmingham, UK. Currently, he holds the position of Market and Competitive Analyst at Siemens Healthcare.

Dr Svetla Trifonova Marinova, Associate Professor of International Business at Aalborg University, Denmark, has an MBA degree from Warwick University, UK, and a PhD degree from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. She has taught on both sides of the Atlantic, conducted extensive research, co-authored seven books and published more than seventy papers in scholarly journals.

Dr Rehan ul-Haq is an Academic and Consultant in Strategic Management. He has published two books and over sixty articles. In addition to consulting for the United Nations Group, previous academic positions at the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University, Dr ul-Haq held a prior lending role in corporate banking in the City of London.

Dr Marin Alexandrov Marinov is Professor of International Business and Management at the University of Gloucestershire, UK, and Visiting Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. He has had teaching positions in twelve countries worldwide, conducted extensive research, consulted multinational firms and national governments, and published eleven books and more than ninety papers.

Table of Contents

1. Literature Review
2. Conceptual Framework And Theoretical Considerations
3. Methodology
4. The European Banking Sector
5. The Bank
6. Data Analysis And Findings
7. Discussion, Contributions And Directions For Future Research

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