Millennium Project

Applications of Futures Research

"Factors Required for Successful Implementation of Futures Research in Decision Making"

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. EXAMPLES OF FUTURES RESEARCH USED FOR DECISIONMAKING

2. WORLDWIDE REVIEW OF FORESIGHT INSTITUTIONS BY PACIFIC NORTHWEST BATTELLE NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

3. RESULTS OF THE  INTERVIEWS

4. RESULTS OF THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT LOOKOUT PANEL

5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A: 1998 Global Lookout Study - Questionnaires
APPENDIX B: Background on Futures Research
1.  Comments on Methods
2.  Some Thoughts on Foresight
3.  Does Futures Research Help Decisionmaking? Two Views
4.  Individual Decisionmaking as a Mirror of Socio Political Decision Making

APPENDIX C: Attachments related to "Futures in the Virginia Judiciary: A Continuing Success Story" example
APPENDIX D: Web Sites related to Futures Studies

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