News Column

New Futures Findings from S.V. Marinho and Colleagues Discussed

June 28, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Investment Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Futures. According to news reporting originating from Brasilia, Brazil, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Despite the growing number of publications on firms' performance measurement systems (PMS), consensus has not yet been achieved on the steps for their implementation within an organisation. Against this background the authors report the lessons learnt in developing and testing a new PMS that they have devised advancing on the Balance Scorecard (BSC) approach."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "In reviewing three cases in which their system was applied, they highlight that the inclusion of Future-oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) would have prevented some of the failures experienced. FTA is seen as crucial in linking strategy and operations with a long-term vision of where a firm sees itself in the future. In this regard, FTA holds the promise to embed critical aspects for jointly shaping common directions to follow across a firm's value chain. These include the notion of stakeholder involvement in decision processes of mutual appreciation and a shared understanding of stakeholders' views as well as of joint experimentation and mutual learning."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The authors conclude by highlighting specific ways in which FTA can be integrated in the PMS proposed."

For more information on this research see: The roles of FTA in improving performance measurement systems to enable alignment between business strategy and operations: Insights from three practical cases. Futures, 2014;59():50-61. Futures can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Futures -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.V. Marinho, Center Strateg Studies & Management CGEE, Brasilia, DF, Brazil.

Keywords for this news article include: Brazil, Futures, Brasilia, South America

Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC

For more stories on investments and markets, please see HispanicBusiness' Finance Channel

Source: Investment Weekly News

Story Tools Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters