PhD and Master's theses in futures studies
Futures Studies is a Major Subject at the Turku School of Economics and consists of the international Master's Degree Programme in Futures Studies and a line of postgraduate studies.
These theses have been written within the current programmes since 2013. Links to the full text or abstract of the theses have been added when possible. All theses can also be found from the library of Turku School of Economics.
Djuricic, Ksenija (2022) Entrepreneurial foresight as entrepreneurs’ transformative power: Inducing contextual change through opportunity formation. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis, Ser. E, Tom. 94: Oeconomica, Turku 2022.
Ahvenharju, Sanna (2022) Futures Consciousness as a Human Anticipatory Capacity – Definition and Measurement. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis, Ser. E, Tom. 90: Oeconomica, Turku 2022.
Jokinen, Leena (2022) Ideation for future cruise ships. Collaborative interorganisational foresight in cruise ship concept ideation. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis, Ser. E, Tom. 86: Oeconomica, Turku 2022. URN:ISBN:978-951-29-8776-4.
Kurki, Sofi (2020) Foresight and Transformation: Observing Pioneers in Our Changing Societies. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis, Ser. E, Tom. 62: Oeconomica, Turku 2020. URN:ISBN:978-951-29-8127-4.
Mäkelä, Marileena (2020) The past, present and future of environmental reporting in the Finnish forest industry. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis, Ser. E, Tom. 58: Oeconomica, Turku 2020. urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-29-8087-1.
Minkkinen, Matti (2020) A Breathless Race for Breathing Space. Critical-analytical futures studies and the contested co-evolution of privacy imaginaries and institutions. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis, Ser. E, Tom. 55: Oeconomica, Turku 2020. URN:ISBN:978-951-29-8042-0.
Lauttamäki, Ville (2017) Geoenergia kiinteistöjen lämmitysratkaisujen markkinoilla Suomessa energiakriisien ajoista 2030-luvulle. Turun yliopiston julkaisuja. Sarja E, osa 29: Oeconomica. URN:ISBN:978-951-29-7234-0.
Laakso, Kimmo (2014) Management of major accidents – Communication challenges and solutions in the preparedness and response phases for both authorities and companies. Turku School of Economics, Series A-7:2014. 271 p. ISBN 978-952-249-356-9 (print), 978-952-249-357-6 (pdf), ISSN 0357-4652 (print), 1459-4870 (pdf).
Desires, dead ends and new horizons: At the source of young people’s vocational images of the future
Rashed, Soha Ahmed-Fahim
How are youth climate activists driving change to create their desired future?
Learning through the Looking Glass : Anticipation through the Lens of Social and Transformative Learning at a Futures literacy Lab
Improving firm’s strategic corporate foresight capabilities: Case Pemamek
Images of the future as “laboratory of the possible”. Current international degree students of Turku’s higher education institutions in the year 2030
Views into urban housing and infrastructure in 2040
Interpretation of Futures Knowledge for Corporate Strategy Development.
Integrating strategic foresight processes to improve regional planning. Four intuitive scenarios for Wales’ regional futures.
Business ecosystems. Utilizing strategic foresight for gaining insights on how business ecosystems are managed in the future and what challenges they face.
The preferred futures of a human-centric society. A case of developing a life-event-based visioning approach.
Four Scenarios of Arctic Futures in 2050. Arctic Shipping Development and Arctic Maritime Governance in the Light of China's Arctic Policy.
Human participation approach to organisations' foresight systems. Identifying elements that support or impede organisation members' participation in organisational foresight.
Images of Futures: Education Systems and Multiculturalism for Third World Development. Case: eSwatini, UWC and National Education curricula.
Images of the future of Estonian education.
Becoming a forerunner in foresight. Key elements of success in organizational foresight.
Tomas Martinez, Carmen
Using foresight in business ecosystems and innovation ecosystems.
Business Creation for Active Lifestyles in the Finnish Sport-Based Companies. Enabling a Sustainability Transformation Through Ecosystem Thinking.
Voices from the future: pioneers as a signal of change.
Humanities in the age of algorithms. A mixed-methods study on the futures of Akava Special Branches in 2036.
Mobile Wireless Business World in the 6G Era. Future scenarios in the mobile wireless business in the time of 6G.
Exploring Japan’s Society 5.0. Identifying key factors shaping the development of Society 5.0.
Urban circular transition. Case Study: City of Turku – the current systemic state and future development potential for 2030.
New Human Needs. A lesson from safe sci-fi futures.
Co-creative envisioning process. Case study: how a new futures research method can facilitate organisations to thrive in change.
Nguyen, Thi Ngoc Hoa
Linkage between mindfulness and the ability to detect weak signals.
Future of Finland’s partnership with NATO. Creating normative scenarios with big data.
Future places of business in Turku city center: adaptive cycle analysis and futures workshop.
Hurtado Hurtado, Joshua
The futures of social practices of interaction between humans and Virtual Deceased Individuals. A Causal Layered Analysis of four ideal types.
In front of evidence. Future workshop as an interface of scientific evidence and platform for evidence-based policy and management approaches.
Trend impact analysis in stock valuation: An application with a dividend discount model.
Vu, Le Phuc
The Futures of Social Media in B2C Marketing. From Business to Customers/Clients to Business to Community.
Visions of the inclusive school. Preferred futures by special education teacher students.
Anticipating geopolitical change. Analyzing the geopolitical scenarios of George Friedman.
Governing future urban conduct through the sociotechnical imaginary of the low-carbon city. A comparative case study of carbon reduction plans from Auckland, Copenhagen, New Orleans, and Vancouver.
The Future of Urban Areas: Urban Congestion and Related Innovation in the City of Los Angeles.
Future images of employment in Japan. How Japanese youth perceives the future.
Scenario Adaptation for Creative and Transformative Innovation.
Pitäisköhän sitä alakoo maijontuottajaks? Suomalaisen maidontuotannon tulevaisuuskuvia vuodelle 2020.
Transforming a company through vision and innovation: A forest company case study.
Accentuate the positive: Hope as psychological capital in Futures Studies.
Foresightfulness and World Class Manufacturing in the 6th Kondratieff Wave – A case study of a forest industry company.
Participatory Backcasting from Value Principles: Three Approaches to the Futures of Mobility in Finland up to 2025.
Pioneers as Meaning-Makers on the Pathway to Neo-Carbon Energy.
Encountering Multiple Futures.
Potential of circular economy to save the Baltic Sea. A Morphological Analysis.
Balcom Raleigh, Nicolas
Elevating Creativity and Criticality Through Game-Based Futuring: An action research case study in futures studies.
The layered reality of sustainable transport campaigning.
Backcasting energy efficiency futures of the European Union – Case studies of Finland and Germany.
Views on strategic development for an NPO in Finland – Case: Digitalization of Eläkeliitto (Finnish pensioner’s foundation).
Is There A Future After The Belo Monte Dam? Building Futures Scenarios For The Volta Grande Do Xingu In Amazonia, Brazil.
Corporeality: A methodological study of supporting creativity in futures workshops.
I get old, therefore I am? Multilevel, value-driven perspective on the future of informal care and home care of the elderly in Finland.
Global driving forces shaping the future of the Finnish cadastral system by 2035: a Delphi study.
Measuring Foresight Performance in a Public Organization. An evaluation case study on City of Turku and recommendations for foresight development.
The Use of Strategic Foresight in Middle Management – A Case Study in the Financial Sector.
The multicultural images of the future of young adults.
Scanning the future of Single Euro Payment Area – towards cashless payment methods.
The Future of Money: Deontological and Ontological Designing.
Investigating the Futures – Recognising Crearting Shared Value practices in company integration for creating advantage in future – case Oras Group.
Strategic foresight and utilization of future-oriented information in Finnish SMEs – Reframing the intermediary role of Tekes.
Things from the future – How can we crowdsource innovation foresight with games?
Problems in using foresight methods in consultancy projects: A case study conducted in a Finnish consulting company.
How to overcome barriers for innovations in organizations from the public sector – Local governments for the future.
Futures of Health tourism between the Northwest Russia and Finland 2030.
Futures of citizens' political participation in Russia: scenarios for years 2014–2025.
Sustainable Development – the Key to Competitiveness CSR as an added value to Alstom's corporate performance.
Mind the (Gender) Gap? Futures images for girls and mathematics in Austria 2030.
Disruptive factors affecting the e-commerce industry in China up to 2030.
Futures of Finnish Food System by 2050. The perspective of resilience.
Gordillo Kontio, Ulla
The Mexican Dream, What Drives the Mexican Millennial to Invest?
The Future of sport apparel design in Germany in 2030. Four Images of the Future.
Future of Entrepreneurship in Finland. Perspective on the Entrepreneurship Education.
Gender Theory as a Basis for Gender-Related Futures Research.
Exploring 3D printing. Reflections on Four Futures of an Emerging Technology.
A systemic literature review of the backcasting method in futures studies.
Corporate Foreight: A contribution to innovation management.
The future of branded sportswear store formats in Germany 2030: Four images of the future.
Future at risk: A study on the Club of Rome.