Business Planning for Turbulent Times: New Methods for Applying Scenarios / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $20.65
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 58%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $20.65   
  • New (4) from $40.89   
  • Used (2) from $20.65   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$40.89
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4535)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$45.56
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17874)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$45.57
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10666)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$86.77
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: New
Softcover New in new dust jacket. Brand New Original Edition, 3-5 business says shipping!

Ships from: San Francisco, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects exemplified by the implosion of financial markets and economies around the globe.

This book is for business and organizational leaders who want and need to think through how best to deal with increasing turbulence, and with the complexity and uncertainty that come with it. The authors explain in clear language how future orientation and, specifically, modern scenario techniques help to address these conditions. They draw on examples from a wide variety of international settings and circumstances including large corporations, inter-governmental organizations, small firms and municipalities. Readers will be inspired to try out scenario approaches themselves to better address the turbulence that affects them and others with whom they work, live and do business.

This second edition extends the use of scenarios planning and methods to tackle the risk and uncertainty of financial markets and the potentially massive impacts on businesses of all kinds, providing powerful tools to give far-thinking executives an advantage in these turbulent times.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'The book shows that the rigorous thinking of scholarly work is not something for 'ivory towers'; instead the book shows how academic work can provide the foundations for practical, even wise action by policy makers and decision-makers.'
From the Foreword by Vince Cable

'A very important addition to the scenarios literature. The editors and contributors ... are all to be congratulated.'
The British Accounting Review

'Book of the month ... For business students and people at the sharp end of formulating corporate or political strategy it provides some carefully thought-out and inventive ideas.'
Qualityworld Magazine

'A welcome and important addition to our field.'
Paul J. H. Schoemaker, PhD, adjunct professor of marketing, The Wharton School, author of Winning Decisions, Profiting from Uncertainty and Peripheral Vision

'This is a very useful book. It integrates different methods of strategy making in an insightful way that will benefit thoughtful executives and practice-oriented academics alike.'
Yves Doz, Professor of strategic management, INSEAD

'Essential reading for the new generation of business leaders.'
Napier Collyns, cofounder of Global Business Network

'The business bible on scenario development.'
Steve Waddell, Networking Action

'This stimulating book offers much needed reflection on the conceptual foundations of scenario planning and related methodologies for navigating uncertainty. A diverse range of authors draws important linkages to various academic disciplines, and ... illuminate important links between theory and practice that have been largely underappreciated. The book probes deep questions, offers a wide scope of inquiry and garners important new insights building on multiple schools of thought. [A] welcome and important addition to our field.'
Paul J. H. Schoemaker, PhD, adjunct professor of marketing, The Wharton School, author of Winning Decisions, Profiting from Uncertainty and Peripheral Vision

'Combines practical relevance with academic rigour. I commend it alike to executives and scholars - indeed to anyone with a serious interest in thinking about the future.'
Sandy Pepper, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopersLLP

'The business bible on scenario development'
NetworkingAction.net
'A unique combination of practical and conceptual approaches to scenario building. It sets in perspective and grounds efforts to explore alternative futures and guide action in our turbulent times ... Required reading for all strategic planners and thinkers.'
Francisco Sagasti, chairman, Program on Science and Technology, Office of the Prime Minister of Peru, boardmember of IDRC, and former chief of strategic planning at the World Bank

'What all readers will come away with is a new confidence in using scenarios on tough problems for the right purpose, which is to change thinking. In addition, one gets a glimmer of a new way of doing strategy, by engaging in co-evolution, by—cutting loose from old thinking that doesn't work in a turbulent environment. This book is part of the education that we need as a civilization.'
Kent Myers

'The chapters explore how concepts of turbulence ... can usefully inform scenario planning practice.'
Academy of Management News

'Extremely relevant for both the discipline of scenario planning and managers that face uncertainty in their strategic business decisions.'
ZfB - Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft

'With this book, futures researchers and practitioners will find new perspectives to discuss turbulence and scenario planning connections and to make sense to the related issues.'
Futures Magazine

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849710619
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Series: Earthscan Science in Society Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rafael Ramírez is James Martin Senior Research Fellow in Futures at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He co-chairs the World Economic Forum's 'Global Agenda Council on Strategic Foresight'.

John W. Selsky is Associate Professor of Management, College of Business, University of South Florida Polytechnic.

Kees van der Heijden is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management at Strathclyde University Business School, Glasgow, and currently Fellow in Strategic Management at Templeton College and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

List of Contributors ix

Foreword Vince Cable xiv

Preface xvi

Acknowledgements xx

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xxi

Part I

1 Introduction: Why Write This Book and for Whom? Rafael Ramírez Kees van der Heijden John W. Selsky 3

2 Conceptual and Historical Overview Rafael Ramírez John W. Selsky Kees van der Heijden 17

3 How Do Scenario Practices and Search Conferences Complement Each Other? Jaime Jiménez 31

4 Reflecting on Scenario Practice: The Contribution of a Soft Systems Perspective Trudi Lang Lynn Allen 47

5 New Forms of Coherence for the Social Engagement of the Social Scientist: The Theory and Facilitation of Organizational Change from the Perspective of the Emery-Trist Systems Paradigm and the Ilya Prigogine School of Thought Mary Bernard 65

Part II

6 Turbulence in the Indian Agricultural Sector: A Scenario Analysis Kees van der Heijden 87

7 Swarm Planning: A New Design Paradigm Dealing with Long-Term Problems Associated with Turbulence Rob E. Roggema 103

8 Designing More Effective Political Governance of Turbulent Fields: The Case of Healthcare Niklas Arvidsson 131

9 To What Extent Do Venezuela's Causal Textures Allow Scenarios to Work towards Social Dialogue? Martin Thomas 147

Part III

10 Managing Disruptive Change and Turbulence through Continuous Change Thinking and Scenarios John W. Selsky Joseph E. McCann 167

11 Scenarios that Provide Clarity in Addressing Turbulence Rafael Ramírez 187

12 From Causal Textures to Predetermined Elements to New Realities in Scenario Thinking and Practice George Burt 207

13 Conceptions of Fairness and Forming the Common Ground Shirin Elahi 223

14 Turbulence and Corporate Social Responsibility: Is There a Role for Scenarios? Andromache Athanasopoulou 243

Part IV

15 Turbulence, Business Planning and the Unfolding Financial Crisis Kees van der Heijden Rafael Ramirez John W. Selsky Angela Wilkinson 261

16 Conclusion: The Conjuncture of Scenarios and Causal Textures - Contributions and Progress John W. Selsky Kees van der Heijden Rafael Ramírez 283

Postscript 295

Index 305

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)