A framework, with embedded FTA, to enable business networks to evolve towards sustainable development

Cristiano Cagnin, Denis Loveridge

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    Abstract

    This paper suggests a dynamic framework of continual learning to enable a business to develop a capacity to anticipate and address change within the networks in which it is embedded, using future-oriented technology analysis (FTA) thinking to shape the business's path towards sustainable development. The proposed framework has been devised to enable a firm to become a participant that helps shaping the path to a common vision within its network being flexible enough to adapt to the changing circumstances of the environment and of its relationships. The objective is to help organisations create a tailored as well as a common strategy in their network of relationships, with the support of FTA, achieving influence among their partners to progress towards higher levels of sustainable development, in order to reach the desired common vision of sustainability. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)797-820
    Number of pages23
    JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
    Volume24
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012

    Keywords

    • dialogue and interaction
    • disruptive and transformative change
    • FTA and complex ecosystems
    • management framework and path to sustainable development
    • network vision

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