Burt, G. (2007) Why are we surprised at surprises? Integrating disruption theory and system analysis with scenario methodology to help identify surprises, disruptions and discontinuities. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 74 (6). pp. 731-749. ISSN 0040-1625Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The scenario literature has limited discussion on the process of identifying the systemic conditions that could create disruption and/or discontinuity. This paper focuses on the integration of Christensen's theory of disruption and system analysis with the scenario methodology to develop a framework that provides an understanding of the underlying systemic conditions that create disruption and/or discontinuity. The framework is developed from a recent scenario case study to show the process of integrating these three theories and approaches. The case study reveals the systemic conditions inherent in the UK energy industry and how these conditions may portend discontinuity.
|Keywords:||scenarios, disruption, discontinuity, predetermined elements, system-in-use, system analysis, systemic lock-in, resource dependency, Management. Industrial Management, Business and International Management, Applied Psychology, Management of Technology and Innovation|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation|
|Depositing user:||Ms Hilde Ann Quigley|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jan 2010 16:32|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 11:13|