I am very pleased to be able to share that I’ve completed my PhD on “The Role of an Organizational Futurist in Integrating Foresight into Organizations.” I am very grateful to my advisor Jeff Gold at Leeds Metropolitan University for his brilliant guidance during the journey. I took the route of PhD by Published Works, which meant that I was able to synthesize, critique, and build off my previous published works around organizational foresight, and use it as a jumping off point to explore what’s new and what needs to be researched in the future. It has provided me with a rich agenda for future research.
The topic was certainly one of great interest to me. My ten years “inside” taught me a tremendous amount and I think has made me a much better consultant since then. And it obviously helps in teaching to be able to share firsthand experience on what it’s like trying to integrate foresight. The new research enabled me to broaden my perspective and approach, and come up with a few handy frameworks that I think will prove useful going forward. I really learned a lot and Jeff pushed me to bring in thinking outside of the foresight literature, which proved to be really valuable advice. I’ve already been applying what I’ve learned in my teaching and consulting.
For those who are interested in reading:
- Hines Thesis submission without published works has just the “new”work
- Hines Thesis submission final includes the published works as well.
Enjoy! Andy Hines