Abstract

In the era of continuous change, governments increasingly find themselves in the face of growing uncertainty and increasing need for future foresight. This research aims to test the relationships between the corporate future foresight maturity level, environmental hostility level and the value contribution of foresight activities in government entities in Dubai. Adopting a quantitative approach, 39 government entities participated in the cross-sectional survey used in this research. The results show that there is a significant positive relationship between the future foresight maturity level among government entities and the value contribution of foresight activities. Also, the results revealed no significant relationship between environmental hostility level and the value contribution of foresight activities. Additional findings revealed a high need for integrating future foresight activities with low competition intensity, high technological and market turbulence in government’s contextual environment. Also, they revealed a better practice level in future foresight practices among government entities. This research is concluded by discussing the results, highlighting their academic and practical contributions, understanding the study’s limitations and recommending areas for further research.

Publication Date

7-30-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Service Leadership and Innovation (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Department of Service Systems (CAST)

Advisor

Jennifer Matic

Campus

RIT Dubai

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