Foresight in a research institution : a critical review of two exercises

De Lattre-Gasquet Marie, Petithuguenin Philippe, Sainte-Beuve Jérôme. 2003. Foresight in a research institution : a critical review of two exercises. Journal of Forecasting, 22 : pp. 203-217.

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Abstract : Foresight is a powerful tool for imagining possible futures, for raising public awareness, for helping decision-making and addressing questions related to the relationship between science and society. In this article we make a critical analysis of two foresight exercises organized by a research institution. A precise description of the exercises conducted on the futures of the cocoa commodity chain and the hevea commodity chain helps to understand the possible processes of a foresight exercise, what foresight can achieve and what kinds of difficulties can occur. From these experiences, proposals are made to facilitate the development of strategic intelligence in a research institution and improve the linkages between foresight, evaluation and programme formulation. The role of foresight in transforming knowledge and in pushing a closed system into a political arena is also shown. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Theobroma cacao, Hévéa, Technique de prévision, Politique de la recherche, Traitement de l'information, Réseau de recherche, Gestion de projet

Mots-clés complémentaires : Prospective

Classification Agris : C30 - Documentation and information
A50 - Agricultural research

Auteurs et affiliations

  • De Lattre-Gasquet Marie, CIRAD-DG-Direction générale (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-7874-9762
  • Petithuguenin Philippe, CIRAD-CP-CACAO (FRA)
  • Sainte-Beuve Jérôme, CIRAD-CP-HEVEA (FRA)

Autres liens de la publication

  • Document en bibliothèque
  • Localisation du document : CD_BR11696 [(Bibliothèque de Lavalette)] ; CD_BR17289 [(Bibliothèque de Lavalette)]

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