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Author Bengston, David N., author.

Title Horizon scanning for environmental foresight [electronic resource] : a review of issues and approaches / David N. Bengston.

Imprint Newtown Square, PA : United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, [2013]


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 Axe Fed Docs - Online Documents  A 13.88:NRS-121    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource ([2], 20 pages) : illustrations (some color).
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Series General technical report NRS ; 121
General technical report NRS ; 121.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 13, 2014).
"September 2013."
Summary Natural resource management organizations carry out a range of activities to examine possible future conditions and trends as part of their planning process, but the distinct approach of formal horizon scanning is often a missing component of strategic thinking and strategy development in these organizations. Horizon scanning is a process for finding and interpreting early indications of change in the external environment of an organization or field. Effective horizon scanning serves as an early warning system to identify potential opportunities and threats, enable decisionmakers to plan accordingly and take timely action, and foster a culture of foresight throughout an organization. This paper reviews and discusses the key items needed to create an effective horizon scanning system: conceptual frameworks, organizational approaches, design principles, techniques to improve effectiveness, and techniques for analyzing and interpreting scanning results.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 16-20).
Subject Natural resources -- United States -- Management -- Decision making.
Natural resources -- United States -- Forecasting.
Environmental monitoring -- United States -- Decision making.
Strategic planning.
Added Author United States. Forest Service. Northern Research Station, issuing body.
Added Title Environmental foresight
Other Form: Print version: Bengston, David N. Horizon scanning for environmental foresight (OCoLC)875901016
Gpo Item No. 0083-B-06 (online)
Sudoc No. A 13.88:NRS-121

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