How Organizations Manage the Future

Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Insights

  • Hannes Krämer
  • Matthias Wenzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Matthias Wenzel, Hannes Krämer
    Pages 1-21
  3. Philosophical Perspectives

  4. Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Tommi P. Auvinen, Pasi Sajasalo, Teppo Sintonen, Tuomo Takala, Marko Järvenpää
      Pages 133-151
    3. Ricarda Scheele, Norman M. Kearney, Jude H. Kurniawan, Vanessa J. Schweizer
      Pages 153-172
  5. Empirical Insights

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-328

About this book


“A must-read for scholars (and reflective practitioners) interested in change, time, strategy, and innovation.”

Haridimos Tsoukas, Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management, University of Cyprus, and Distinguished Research Environment Professor of Organization Studies, Warwick Business School

“A peek into forthcoming research on how organizations deal with futures, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in this topic, which is both theoretically interesting and practically important.”

Raghu Garud, Alvin H. Clemens Professor of Management and Organization, Pennsylvania State University, USA

This pioneering edited collection explores the question of how organizations manage the future. Moving away from traditional research which focuses on the past, the editors problematize the future as an inherent but under-examined part of organizing. Arguing that the future acts as both a driver of and a performative result of organizing, the book asks how organizations conceptualize and deal with the future and what processes are in place to handle things to come. With empirical research examining the practices, discourses and concepts that play key roles, organizations and their approaches are scrutinized. A timely compendium of theoretical discussion and practical implications on the relevance of the future, this book is essential reading for those interested in organization, sociology and management studies.


management sociology practice theory future planning organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Hannes Krämer
    • 1
  • Matthias Wenzel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.European University ViadrinaFrankfurt (Oder)Germany

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