Interactive Impacts – Foresight as a Product, Service and Coproduction Process
Foresight is often addressed to topics that are in essence complex service systems. Thus, attention to service research can enhance more than just our understanding of Foresight practice. Analysis of features of service systems can provide useful inputs – at least general background, and sometimes absolutely critical elements – for understanding social and organisational dimensions of many of the domains with which the exercises are concerned. Foresight practice can learn from the substantial experience that has accumulated in recent years about service systems, service design, service innovation, and related topics. So far it is only been able to highlight a few of the ways in which Foresight can be informed by service research. A new understanding of Foresight as an alone standing service is endorse able and shows potentials to improve Foresight’s reputation and potential contributions to science, technology and innovation policy.