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 Future Research

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The IFR’s research focus is on the following fields of specialisation

  • Business futuristics and the systems approach to transformation management.
  • Long-term economic structure studies.
  • Applied demographics.
  • Technology foresight.
  • Socio-political studies.
  • Sustainability.
  • Environmental studies.

Research results are reported on in the publications of the IFR or published in occasional papers, copies of which are posted to Associates. These occasional papers are also for sale to the general public. For further details contact Karen@ifr.sun.ac.za. For a list of the most recent occasional papers click here.

Commissioned research is done on an ad hoc basis for Associates on a priority basis, and at a fee structure which is lower for Associates than for non-Associates. See Examples of past commissioned research.