Accession Number : AD0755523

Title :   An Introduction to Technological Forecasting.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s) : Pananos,William J.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), PREDICTIONS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE