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The Delphi method: a powerful tool for strategic management

Robert Loo (Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)

Policing: An International Journal

ISSN: 1363-951X

Article publication date: 1 December 2002

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Abstract

The Delphi method can be a powerful tool to help police organizations forecast the future for the purposes of strategic management, and policy and program development among other potential applications for police management. The paper describes the characteristics of the method, including criticisms of the method, and steps in conducting a Delphi study as well as pitfalls to avoid.

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Loo, R. (2002), "The Delphi method: a powerful tool for strategic management", Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 762-769. https://doi.org/10.1108/13639510210450677

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MCB UP Ltd

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