Corporate Foresight Maturity in Oil and Gas Organisations

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


This thesis aims to enhance organisational capabilities to improve the likelihood of survival, maintain the status quo, and excel at higher and sustainable growth within a VUCA environment. More specifically, this work aims to improve the organisational capacity of oil and gas organisations to detect and interpret weak and early signals by identifying the gap between the as-is and the should-be situation of their corporate foresight capabilities. This commences through the development and application of an enhanced capability maturity model for corporate foresight in accordance with an oil and gas context.
Translated title of the contributionReifegrad der unternehmerischen Frühaufklärung in Öl- und Gasunternehmen
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Hofstätter, Herbert, Supervisor (internal)
  • Vorbach, Stefan, Assessor A (internal), External person
  • Zsifkovits, Helmut, Co-Supervisor (internal)
  • Thonhauser, Gerhard, Assessor B (internal)
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Bibliographical note

embargoed until 26-03-2029


  • Oil and Gas Business Organisations
  • Chaos and Complexity
  • Complexity Theory
  • Complexity Thinking
  • Systems
  • Systems Theory
  • Systems Thinking
  • Value of Information
  • VUCA
  • VUCA Environment
  • Organisations
  • Organisation Theories
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Concepts
  • Weak Signals
  • Infliction Points
  • Corporate Foresight

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