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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FUTS9005 Futures Studies as a Tool for Long-term Strategic Planning 4 ECTS
Organised by
Futures Studies
Person in charge
Petri Tapio
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X
2015–2016 X

Learning outcomes

The doctoral candidates will understand the role of futures studies as applied research that helps business, public and non-governmental organisations to shape their long-term strategies.


The doctoral candidates will learn various ways long-term strategies can be outlined in organisations. They will distinguish between the needs of various organisations – public, private and non-governmental ones. The optional roles between the futurist, stakeholders and decision-makers will be addressed as well as various methods suitable to specific circumstances.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Second year, autumn.

Study materials

  1. van Asselt, M.B.A., van ’t Klooster, S.A., van Notten, P.W.F and Smits, L.A. 2010. Foresight in action: Developing policy-oriented scenarios, Earthscan, London.
  2. Bradfield, R., Wright, G., Burt, G., Cairns, G.van der Heijden, K. 2005. The origins and evolution of scenario techniques in long range business planning. Futures 37(8): 795-812.
  3. Bryson, J. M. Strategic planning for public and non-profit organization, Wiley.
  4. S. Cummings, U. Daellenbach 2009. A guide to the future of strategy? The history of Long Range Planning, Long Range Planning 42(2): 234-263.
  5. Godet, M. 2000. The art of scenarios and strategic planning: Tools and pitfalls. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 65(1): 3-22.
  6. Jungk, R.K. & Müllert. 1987. Futures Workshops. How to Create Desirable Futures. London, Institute for Social Inventions.
  7. Tapio, P. & Hietanen, O. 2002, Epistemology and public policy: Using a new typology to analyse the paradigm shift in Finnish transport futures research, Futures 34(7): 597-620.

Belongs to following study modules

Finland Futures Research Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Finland Futures Research Centre
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)