Futures Studies in Finland

Nováky, Erzsébet and Monda, Eszter (2015) Futures Studies in Finland. Society and Economy, 37 (1). pp. 31-48. DOI

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The development of futures studies and the future-oriented attitude of Finnish institutions and the government can serve as great example for other countries. This attitude appears in education and economy, issues in which Finland is highly competitive in. We introduce the futures studies-related organizations and the foresight system of Finland. An overview of the development of futures studies and the activities, purposes of foresight institutions, with a major emphasis on the Finland Futures Research Centre will be presented. The main question is how could other countries utilize the Finnish example? Societal changes depend on the environment and its historical background, making it quite a challenge to come up with an all-adaptable answer for this question. Thus we will only present guidelines and proposals regarding the development of strategy at the end of this paper.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:foresight system, futures studies, future-oriented attitude, proposals for strategy
Subjects:Futures Research
Projects:TÁMOP 4.2.2/B-10/1-2010-0023
ID Code:1883
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:26 Mar 2015 10:47
Last Modified:10 Jul 2018 11:25

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