A structuration approach to scenario praxis

Brad MacKay, P Tambeau

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    Scenario planning is becoming a widely used approach for making sense of complexity and uncertainty in turbulent organizational environments. While its early development is rooted primarily in the practitioner world, more recently scholars have been directing attention to its theoretical and methodological presuppositions as they seek to establish rigorous epistemological and ontological axioms that can further advance these methods. In this article we seek to contribute to this lively area of scholarly activity by demonstrating how structuration theory offers a set of concepts that can be used to consistently and systematically analyse future uncertainties within a flexible sociological framework. Structuration theory posits that social systems are reflexively structured through actor-structure interactions over time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)673-686
    Number of pages14
    JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - May 2013


    • Giddens, health care, intuitive logics, praxis, scenario planning, structuration theory


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