Summaries - Research
Back A Systems Approach to Modeling Drivers of Conflict and Convergence in the Asia-Pacific Region in the Next 5-25 Years
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
Whitcomb, Clifford A.
Abdelhamid, Tarek K.
|Sponsor||U.S. Pacific Command (Navy)|
|Summary||The primary objective of this strategic planning project is to inform decision makers of the complexity of the environment in which they, and their competitors, operate and to broaden the horizon of their strategic thinking. Research in the areas of complexity and system thinking covers a spectrum of concepts that frame regional and global environments. Common in much of this analysis is a focus on determining system boundaries, endogenous and exogenous impacts, identification and implementation of feedback loops, and an appreciation of the delays and time frames required to provide a sufficient understanding of relationships within and between systems. An efficacious strategic planning process must be focused on enhancing the ability of decision makers to make sense of an uncertain and complex environment.|
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