An Introduction to Technological Forecasting.
ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL
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The report describes to persons engaged in planning in the Corps of Engineers and elsewhere, what technological forecasting is and how it is used. Technological forecasting is an activity which accompanies long-range planning. It is distinguished from planning by its end result, which is descriptive -- whereas a plan is prescriptive. A forecast may either precede the planning process, in which case it is defined as exploratory or follow it, in which case it is described as evaluative. An exploratory forecast and an evaluative forecast prepared for the same plan will differ in both scope and detail. Author
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