ERIC Number: ED091291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Twenty Year Forecast. Prospectus 1974.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Center for Futures Research.
An outline of a major project of research and analysis to be undertaken by a graduate school of business administration is described as a continuing series of studies designed to provide a unique data base for planners in the private and public sectors. The data base would be derived from the intersection of significant social, economic, and technological trends and other probable future occurrences. The forecasts would draw on techniques and methods that are being developed for more accurate social and corporate planning, tracing the probable future consequences of current policies and practices, and exploring the potential of alternative courses. The background of fundamental issues that will require resolution in the next decades is presented; the objectives and principles of the pilot study to be conducted are noted; and program priorities--energy and social change, new organizations and institutions, social contracts, and manpower problems--are enumerated. The intended sequence of program processes is discussed and a budget proposed. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Center for Futures Research.