Modelling the influence of decision makers on the future

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    Abstract

    The article describes attempts to use futures research in a specific framework: the development of a model to be used as a basis for action within a UK local authority. The model is thus designed to explore the ramifications of the decision-making activities of real people within a specific organisation. It represents an original attempt to include explicitly the acts of human endeavour which influence the direction of the future within a model for indicating possible futures. The author describes the current state of the model-building activity which is intended to depict the policy-making process. The model is based upon concepts drawn from the fields of cognitive psychology and sociology.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages272-284
    Number of pages12
    JournalFutures
    Volume9
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1977

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    Keywords

    • modelling
    • influence
    • decision makers
    • future
    • futures research
    • UK local authority
    • cognitive psychology and sociology

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    In: Futures, Vol. 9, No. 4, 08.1977, p. 272-284.

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