Scenarios, strategic conversations, and forecasting: A commentary on Rowland and Spaniol (2021)

Fildes, Robert (2022) Scenarios, strategic conversations, and forecasting: A commentary on Rowland and Spaniol (2021). Futures and Foresight Science, 4 (1). ISSN 2573-5152

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Abstract

This commentary revisits an early book review by the author of Kees van der Heijden’s influential book, ‘Scenarios: the Art of Strategic Conversation’, highlighting the continuing neglect of the role of forecasting in scenario construction. In addition, there still remains considerable ambiguity as to whether scenarios offer more than plausible stories. The review highlights the need to resolve these ambiguities in the scenario research literature through a better understanding of the links between forecasting and scenario construction. The benefit of success would be a greater understanding of long term uncertainty.

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Futures and Foresight Science
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Fildes, R. (2022). Scenarios, strategic conversations, and forecasting: A commentary on Rowland and Spaniol (2021). Futures & Foresight Science, 4, e112. https://doi.org/10.1002/ffo2.112 which has been published in final form at http://https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ffo2.112 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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19 Nov 2021 17:43
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