How the Future is Done Hovorka, Dirk Peter, Sandra 2019-01-03T00:47:43Z 2019-01-03T00:47:43Z 2019-01-08
dc.description.abstract As technologies and human systems become increasingly impactful and pervasive, unexpected outcomes often leave researchers to perform ‘research autopsies’ to determine what went wrong. Despite concern around disruptive technologies and the growing complexity, interdependence and volatility of business environments, academics remained oriented to researching the here-and-now and assuming an extrapolation of the present into the future. This research offers “doing future(s)” as a critical research orientation to create discourses of alternative future(s) which our research bring forth. We argue that by engaging in doing future(s), academics provide a critical voice and participate in reframing and recalibrating the futures which we make through collective action. We provide an overview of future-studies approaches categorized by epistemic stance and illustrate the distinctions with a case example. We then describe broad implications for Information Systems research, as well as business practice.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.756
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Knowing What We Know: Theory, Meta-analysis, and Review
dc.subject Organizational Systems and Technology
dc.subject Critical Theory, Epistemic, Future(s), Imagination
dc.title How the Future is Done
dc.type Conference Paper
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