These Think Tanks are R&D groups dealing with Economics as a complex adaptive system. The objective of this activity is the development of 50-year economic scenarios for countries. These scenarios and plans are developed by Think Tanks organized with local ONGs using the unicist conceptual economic technology to manage the complex aspects of economic evolution. The conceptual economic technology provides the information on the objects that influence economic evolution. Its integration with conceptual anthropology allows managing the social, political and economic scenarios as a unified field. Think Tanks are integrated by teams that include local conceptual economists, educators specialized in superior education, anthropologists and jurists.
The development of the unicist conceptual approach to country future scenarios was triggered by the need to find a structural solution to the multiple failures in applying economic solutions to different countries.
Complexity Sciences have been defined as the scientific approach to complex adaptive systems. This research already provided a methodology to research complexity as a unified field, which erased the barriers between philosophy, science and action.
The discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature gave birth to the unicist approach to complexity and was the beginning of the development of the Unicist Theory, which included a theoretical framework to deal with complex adaptive systems.
The unicist approach to complexity sciences integrates ontology, science and actions in a unified field. Therefore, the research on human complex adaptive systems cannot be done through artificial experiments or simulations. It has to be done in an environment of real action. In the unicist approach doing and researching are integrated in a unified field.
There is a general research methodology that has to be followed to define the validity of an ontological structure that is needed to deal with complex adaptive systems.
The basic steps are:
1) Develop the hypothetical structure of the ontology.
2)Analyze the ontology and divide it into sub-ontologies following the laws of complementation and supplementation (only when necessary and possible).
3) Define observable results that need to be considered to validate the ontology.
4) Define the application fields of the ontology to validate its functionality.
5) Develop the applications beginning with destructive and non-destructive pilot tests to forecast reality.
6) Develop at least five experiences in the application field differing completely one from the other.
7) Develop forecasts of at least three periods with full certainty.
8) Restart the research process every time a deviation occurs.
These Think Tanks are integrated by:
A group of people who have the capacity of entering into extremely complex systems with open boundaries and to deal with the future. The development of these Think Tanks requires that the participants manage Unicist Conceptual Anthropology and Unicist Conceptual Economics.
I) The Coordinator, who is responsible for guiding the group towards the objectives that have been defined.
The coordinator has the full responsibility for the diagnoses and for achieving the results that have been defined as being possible to be achieved. The participants of the think tank also have full responsibility for the results after they agreed that such results are possible.
II) The “Fallacy-Shooter”, who is responsible for assuring the quality of the foundations and justifications in the decision making processes.
The “Fallacy-Shooter” is the person responsible for guiding the action-reflection-action process in order to improve the accuracy of the diagnoses and of the work processes. This guidance is based on the development of destructive tests to confirm the limits of the validity of knowledge and non-destructive tests to validate solutions.
III) The “Ombudsman”, who is responsible for monitoring the value generation of the R&D processes.
The “Ombudsman” is responsible for monitoring that the proposals respond to the functional needs of the solutions that are required; she/he guarantees results. The ombudsman represents the “user” and is responsible for generating value to the environment.
An UTT follows Unicist Standards, to deal with complex adaptive systems, among them:
• Algeria • Argentina • Australia • Austria • Belarus • Belgium • Bolivia • Brazil • Cambodia • Canada • Chile • China • Colombia • Costa Rica • Croatia • Cuba • Czech Republic • Denmark • Ecuador • Egypt • Finland • France • Georgia • Germany • Honduras • Hungary • India • Iran • Iraq • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Japan • Jordan • Libya • Malaysia • Mexico • Morocco • Netherlands • New Zealand • Nicaragua • Norway • Pakistan • Panama • Paraguay • Peru • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Russia • Saudi Arabia • Serbia • Singapore • Slovakia • South Africa • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Syria • Thailand • Tunisia • Turkey • Ukraine • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States • Uruguay • Venezuela • Vietnam
• Automobile • Food • Mass consumption • Financial • Insurance • Sports and social institutions • Information Technology (IT) • Communications • Perishable goods • Mass media • Direct sales • Industrial commodities • Agribusiness • Healthcare • Pharmaceutical • Oil and Gas • Chemical • Paints • Education • Services • Commerce and distribution • Mining • Timber • Apparel • Passenger transportation –land, sea and air • Tourism • Cargo transportation • Professional services • e-market • Entertainment and show-business • Advertising • Gastronomic • Hotel-management • Credit card • Real estate • Fishing • Publishing • Industrial Equipment • Construction and Engineering • Bike, motorbike, scooter and moped • Sporting goods