The future of business in Visegrad region

Sacio-Szymańska, Anna, Kononiuk, Anna, Tommei, Stefano, Valenta, Ondrej, Hideg, Éva and Gáspár, Judit ORCID: (2016) The future of business in Visegrad region. European Journal of Futures Research, 4 (1). DOI

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The paper aims to advance Futures Research by outlining the context and development perspectives of business Foresight in Visegrad region (that is in: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary). Authors apply their research to tackle present challenges associated with the limited awareness of Foresight and constrained access to Foresight training offer in the region, which leads to insufficient Futures Literacy competences among managers and thus stiffens the opportunity to take advantage of Foresight in business practice. The paper presents two perspectives of analyzing business futures. A macro perspective, which concerns possible development scenarios of Visegrad economies, and a micro perspective, which concerns possible development scenarios of individual companies from Visegrad region. The methodology for the macro analyses involves the discussion of the futures of business in Visegrad economies based on quantitative indicators related to trade balance, foreign direct investment and SMEs prevalence analysed over 2002 – 2014 period. Whereas, the results derived from the micro level analysis are based on the expert-based scenario building exercise executed by Visegrad entrepreneurs participating in a 2- day international Foresight workshop. The research portrays the results achieved so far in the FOR_V4 project: BMobilising Corporate Foresight potential among V4 countries^, which aims to bring futures knowledge and techniques to managers, who are expected to become BCorporate foresight evangelists^ in Visegrad region.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:corporate foresight, Visegrad region, futures literacy, scenario building
Subjects:Decision making
Business economics
International economics
Management, business policy, business strategy
Futures Research
ID Code:6521
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:28 May 2021 09:13
Last Modified:28 May 2021 09:37

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