Horizons for strategic planning

Yoram Friedman*, Eli Segev

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In this paper we present a normative model for setting time horizons for planning. Provided that certain conditions are met, we can state that only part of the future is relevant for present strategic planning, and a study of the future beyond that time horizons is a waste of resources. Following the introduction the impact of predetermined planning horizon on planning is discussed. Next, the model is presented: the problem is defined, developed and solved. The discussion of the model is designed to incorporate-and to show its implication on-existing views and methods for setting time horizons for strategic planning. Thus, simplifying assumptions which facilitate the mathematical solution of the problem, are discussed and relaxed in order to show how realistic situations are illuminated by the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalLong Range Planning
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1976


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