Relational pluralism: Organizational foresight in practice

David Sarpong, Mairi MacLean, Nicholas O'Regan, Abby Ghobadian

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We examined how the organizing practices and social relationships of lower participants may influence strategic foresight. We then suggest relational incumbency as a transient conceptual framework to specify how the organizing social relationships and interactions of lower level employees, may encourage the enactment of intelligent 'foresightful' actions.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2013 - Orlando, USA United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201312 Aug 2013


Conference73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2013
Country/TerritoryUSA United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations


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