The impact of national traditions and cultures on national foresight processes

Per Dannemand Andersen, Lauge Baungaard Rasmussen

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    This paper addresses the influence of national traditions, styles or culture on the use of foresight in decision-making processes. Inspired by sociologists’ contributions on national culture, the paper demonstrates that two dimensions of national culture, power distance and uncertainty avoidance, are useful in the characterisation of the context in which national foresight exercises are carried out. The paper is based on two Danish cases: The Danish Government’s Globalisation Strategy, from 2005, and the Danish Research 2015 process, from 2008, which focus on priority settings for strategic research. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalFutures The journal of policy, planning and futures studies
    Pages (from-to)5-17
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Foresight
    • Governance
    • National culture
    • Policy making

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