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The problem of the future!

Charlotte Brown, Lancaster University, will present a seminar titled:

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Feb 20, 2012
from 05:00 PM to 06:15 PM


Room N203, UCD Smurfit School of Business, Blackrock

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"The problem of the future: forecasting systems, history and Habermas"

This research examines the contrasting narratives of success and failure that emerge in a firm from the perspectives of a user organization and from forecasting scientists observing and evaluating forecasting practices at the firm against idealised norms. We propose to develop a theoretical perspective on this situation drawn from Habermas’ ideas of lifeworld/system in order to explain how different interpretations of rational behaviour in forecasting can emerge.

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