In management, a review, analysis, and synthesis of past definitions and usages of the foresight concept into a generic definition, in order to make the concept measurable has classified foresight as a behaviour (covert and/or overt).
Specifically, foresight has been defined as: "Degree of analyzing present contingencies and degree of moving the analysis of present contingencies across time, and degree of analyzing a desired future state or states a degree ahead in time with regard to contingencies under control, as well as degree of analyzing courses of action a degree ahead in time to arrive at the desired future state."
- Amsteus, M. (2008) "Managerial foresight: concept and measurement". Foresight: the journal for future studies, strategic thinking and policy, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 53-66.
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