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Hyperknowledge for strategic management (Erudit-Wood)

Date: 1.1.1995-31.12.1996
Code: 1251
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (ESF), IAMSR Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research
Address: Datacity A, III vån. Lemminkäinengatan 12, FIN-20520 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 196
Fax +358-2-2154 809
E-mail christer.carlsson@abo.fi
Project leader: ED Christer Carlsson, professor (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)
Researchers: ED Pirkko Walden (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)
EM Tomas Stenlund (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)
TkL, FM Joakim Waxlax (1.1.1996-31.12.1996)
EM Stefan Nyberg (1.1.1996-31.12.1996)
EM Kristian Nihtilä (1.1.1996-31.12.1996)
DI Lasse Mäkelä (1.1.1996-31.12.1996)
EM Jouni Lappi (1.1.1996-31.12.1996)
EM Niclas Lindgren (1.1.1996-31.12.1996)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 30 %
- applied research 40 %
- developmental work 30 %
Finnish funding organizations: Metsä-Serla Oy, Hagalund (Erudit-Wood konsortiet) FIM
LM Eriksson Oy, Jorvas () FIM
Sampo Ryhmä, Helsingfors () FIM
Uponor Group Oy, Esbo () FIM
Man months: 38 months in 1976; Totally: 152 months
Partners: Tekes
Ordered by: Sampo Ryhmä, Helsingfors, Finland
Contacts: Esprit III/ERUDIT, Esprit IV/EU
Keywords: företagsstategier, beslutsfattande, ledarskap, yritysstrategiat, päätöksenteko, johtaminen, hyperknowledge, fuzzy logok, reasoning, interaktiv systemutveckling, hyperknowledge, fuzzy logic, approximate reasoning, interactive system development,

The aim of the project is to improve productivity and effectiveness of management teams of SBUs (Strategic Business Units) in strategic planning, problem solving and decision making.Key elements of strategic management will be improved: market analysis, understanding of customer requirements, competitive and competitor analysis, evaluation of production technology and service capability, evaluation of profitabiblity and capital structure, investment analysis, financial analysis and competitive ability; this includes the methods for handling these elements: group processes, any time/ any place interactive work and knowledge support.This aim is achieved by combining user requirements and the experience of major industrial partners with the knowledge and experience of hyperknowledge, fuzzy logic and group support technology.


16.9.1996 / 26.3.1998