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ESPLANADE project-scenario planning papers

This result is a series of papers and reports that introduces the concept, develops understanding and aids the implementation of scenario planning. The results are primarily aimed at the end users of ESPLANADE as they will help develop and broaden the understanding of scenario planning and increase the benefits they receive from the on-line tool. A description of each of the papers is outlined below:

Strategy Development Approaches Report - this discusses the wider context of business strategy development methodologies. It lists the different approaches and methodologies that can be used to develop a company's strategy and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each approach in the context of their applicability by SMEs.

Scenario Planning Paper - this discusses the use of scenario planning techniques, particularly by SMEs. It outlines the benefits of these techniques in terms of strategy development and indicates why they are valid approaches for SMEs to use.

Data Searching Paper - this discusses the issues associated with SMEs and data searching activities. It examines why SMEs need to conduct data searching and outlines the benefits of such activity.

Scenario Planning "how-to" paper - this provides a step by step description of the general scenario planning process. The focus is aimed at SMEs and provides insight into the process.

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