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Use of indicators as tools of decision-making

Yli-Viikari, Anja and Savisalo, Leena (2004) Use of indicators as tools of decision-making. In: (Pre)Proceedings of the 6th European IFSA symposium, pp. 879-882.

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There appears to be several ways to use the indicators. In a complex policy context such as natural resource management indicators are foremost communicative tools for demonstrating issues that are already known ones. Successfully used, indicators may be tools for crystallizing the key of information flows. Contrary to technical use of indicators the circumstances of information utilization need to be emphasized in a complex policy context. Critical point of indicator's approach lies also in making of the interpretations. Finally, there are also power aspects, which should be noted for.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:indicators, sustainability
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:14726
Deposited On:29 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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