ERIC Number: ED432932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Planning (Thinking) for the Digital Era.
Groff, Warren H.
This paper examines trends and issues in strategic planning for business and educational institutions on an international level. The paper is organized into sections on analysis, visions, and action plans. Under "analysis" the discussion focuses on commerce (electronic commerce, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, and stages of the e-business evolution), diplomacy (identification of big emerging markets), and return on investment (in terms of investment in human resources development and information technology). The section on "visions," emphasizes trends toward cybercommunities, cyberregions, and cyberstates, and lists examples of "best of the Web" sites, as well as sites for some of the world's fastest growing high-tech exporters. The section on "action plans" discusses business-to-business applications of technology, community-to-community technology applications, and education-to-education applications, with examples from the states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. A final section discusses the importance of international collaboration, especially between Taiwan and the United States, in planning and implementing technological advances. Visual aids for overhead projection in both English and Chinese are attached. (Contains 25 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, International Cooperation, Long Range Planning, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Science and Society, Strategic Planning, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Trend Analysis, Universities, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan