Über den Autor
Steen Leleur is professor of decision support systems and planning at DTU Transport at the Technical University of Denmark - DTU. He is an experienced transport planner, who has participated in numerous activities especially in the fields of national and international strategic transport planning studies, transport investment planning, road project appraisals and road project priority scheme studies. Steen Leleur has worked out, among other things, several textbooks such as "Road Infrastructure Planning - A Decision Oriented Approach" published in 2000 by Polyteknisk, Second Edition and "Systemic Planning - Principles and Methodology for Planning in a Complex World", Second Edition, published in 2008 also by Polyteknisk. A main research interest has been planning and appraisal of European infrastructure.
Introduction: Complexity as a Challenge.- The Condition of Complexity.- Linking Complexity and Simplicity.- The Systemic Process.- The Systemic Toolbox.- Premises of Modelling Decision Support.- Company Relocation as Demo-case.- Summary and Perspective: Towards Robustness and Resilience.
Effective decision making requires a clear methodology, particularly in complex, globally relevant situations. Institutions and companies in all disciplines and sectors are faced with increasingly multi-faceted areas of uncertainty which cannot always be effectively handled by traditional strategies. Complex Strategic Choices provides clear principles and methods which can guide and support strategic decision to face modern challenges.
By considering ways in which planning practices can be renewed and exploring the possibilities for acquiring awareness and tools to add value to strategic decision making, Complex Strategic Choices presents a methodology which is further illustrated by a number of case studies and example applications. Dr. Techn. Steen Leleur has adapted previously established research based on feedback and input from various conferences, journals and students resulting in new material stemming from and focusing on practical application of systemic planning. The outcome is a coherent and flexible approach named systemic planning.
The inclusion of both the theoretical and practical aspects of systemic planning makes this book a key resource for researchers and students in the field of planning and decision analysis as well as practitioners dealing with strategic analysis and decision making. More broadly, Complex Strategic Choices acts as guide for professionals and students involved in complex planning tasks across several fields such as business and engineering.
Gives a new approach to complex planning problems
Includes new material stemming from practical use of systemic planning
Contains a number of case studies