During the ZiF workshop conference on future expertise (January 23rd to 25th, 2013), I gave a lecture about “Perturbation and Viability: Construction of Future Knowledge” at Bielefeld University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research.
Christoph Rasche, Andrea Braun von Reinersdorff and I published an article on relational expert organizations in the festschrift for Professor Dieter Wagner’s 65th birthday.
At the invitation of the working group “Corporate Management” of Schmalenbach Society, I gave a lecture on “How Corporations Learn for the Future” in Stuttgart.
It’s an old dream of mankind to be able to foresee future developments. Multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary futures research created multiple methods to describe possible, probable, preferable, and preventable futures.
However, the theoretical explanation of future developments that goes beyond mere description is at an early stage. In my book on future genesis, selected social theories of change are analyzed weather and in how far they are able not only to explain past, but also future development.
The June issue of the Journal of Futures Studies contains a special section on “path dependence, path breaking, and path creation” which I had the honor to supervise as guest editor. The double-blind reviewed issue contains papers by Marc R. H. Roedenbeck, Udo Staber, Gerd Schienstock, Nina Kolleck/Gerhard de Haan/Robert Fischbach, Tamás Gáspár and me.
In the current issue of Journal of Management Control, a keyword entry about prediction markets was published by Christoph Rasche an me.
My new edited book about future orientation in business administration (with three own articles) was just published.