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Managing future expectations globally

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In this paper, some of the most important results of the recent work of the author's Futures Observatory, the culmination of a decade of global research involving several thousand managers and professionals from large organisations, are explored in the context of the long-range planning undertaken by larger organisations, especially governments, which can positively influence their environments. A range of research techniques has been developed to allow them to identify possible futures and - where possible - to manipulate them. The paper also includes a summary of the fundamental concepts underpinning the work and of the evidence which validates this.

Keywords: Forecasting; Globalization; Multinationals; Strategic Planning

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2002-12-01

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