Malleable Delphi: Delphi Research Technique, Its Evolution, And Business Applications
This paper is to characterize the evolution of Delphi Technique from its origin at the Rand Corporation in the 1950's to its use today. The implementation of Delphi methodology has evolved and has been continuously "Reborn" to meet new research challenges. Changes included moving from paper surveys to the use of computers, use of the Internet, Web site based surveys, and computer databases for analyzing data with statistical software tools. This paper brings focus to a powerful research tool that can be used very cost effectively in business and business education research by an individual researcher.