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Record number 407408
Title SWOT analysis: appraisal of a new tool in European rural development policies
Author(s) Knierim, A.; Nowicki, P.L.
Source Outlook on Agriculture 39 (2010)1. - ISSN 0030-7270 - p. 65 - 72.
Department(s) LEI INT BELEID - Landbouwbeleid
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Abstract Strategic policy making for rural regions has gained increasing importance during the last few decades in the European Union. A coherent framework for the development of agricultural and rural policy measures has been made available (Council Decision 2006/144/EC), which integrates Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) analysis as an essential step in regional stocktaking and ex ante appraisal. The authors start with an outline of the SWOT tool as part of the EU's overall strategic approach and follow this with an overview of the conceptual backgrounds in management theory and organizational development. Then, on the basis of two examples, the tool's recent use in agriculture and rural development is demonstrated and discussed. Conclusions are drawn for the instrument's future application.
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