On building expert systems for strategic planners: A knowledge engineer's experience

Kenneth Goul

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Expert Systems are often touted as the next major research frontier for scholars interested in developing computer based applications to support business decision making activities. This paper explores the process of building an expert system for planners performing strategic situation assessment. A Situation Assessment Expert System (SAES), in experimental use at the Oregon State University College of Business is presented. The process of building this system has provided important insights for future system designers working in the strategic planning domain. The paper proposes a framework for future system construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-141
Number of pages11
JournalInformation and Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1987


  • Decision Support Systems
  • Environmental Scanning
  • Expert Systems
  • Situation Assessment
  • Strategic Issue Analysis
  • Strategic Planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management


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