An Expert System For Strategic Management
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V. Bougromenko & P. Shvetsov
This article sets out an approach to the problem of strategic spatial development through transport network re-organisation. The paper describes an expert system for strategic transport planning and introduces the concept of the Minimal Transport Standard (MTS). The authors have studied the experience of developed and developing countries and formulated a set of indices on the basis of ecological, economic, social and geopolitical parameters of spatial development. In order to derive the MTS indices it is necessary to determine strategic parameters of regional development (e.g. life expectancy, GDP per capita etc.) and set the planning horizon, and by doing so conceive the future for the present and next generations. The primary task of the expert system is to increase the quality of life by means of transport. Thus, effectiveness of transport functioning is of second priority and serves to ensure improvement and maintenance of the general conditions of living and business activity. The expert system is universal, but it has been mainly used in developing countries and the regions of the Russian Federation.