New dimensions of strategic planning11 Nov 2005, PR 98/05 A new initiative combining King's College London's expertise in corporate strategy and governance with scenario planning for major disasters and complex operating environments is being launched today (11 November).
Foresight Forum Press Release
The Foresight Forum: New Dimensions of Strategic Planning workshop will build on research at King's that helps organisations increase their ability to anticipate, plan and adapt to complex operating environments.
A small group of policy planners from multi-national corporations, government and international organisations will address three scenarios:
- Impact of avian flu on trade, travel, productivity and personnel
- Operating environments on post-conflict situations
- New security threats and strategic planning (including terrorism and the urban disenfranchised)
The event will conclude with a set of recommendations about ways to enhance the strategic planning dialogue between multi-national corporations and the governmental and humanitarian sectors.
The workshop is a joint initiative by the International Business and Comparative Management Research Group within the Department of Management, and the Humanitarian Futures Programme within the International Policy Institute. Speakers include:
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- Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice-Principal King's College London
- Professor Michael Clarke, Director of the International Policy Institute
- Professor Igor Filatotchev, Professor of International Strategic Management
- Dr Randolph Kent, Director of the Humanitarian Futures Programme
King's College London is the fourth oldest university in England with more than 13,700 undergraduates and nearly 5,600 graduate students in nine schools of study based at five London campuses. It is a member of the Russell Group: a coalition of the UK's major research-based universities. The College has had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level, and it has recently received an excellent result in its audit by the Quality Assurance Agency.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, international relations, medicine, nursing and the sciences, and has played major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of health care professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres – more than any other university.
King's is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings, with income from grants and contracts of more than £114 million, and has anannual income of more than £369 million.Further information
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