The current stage of functioning of business structures is characterized by a high level of uncertainty and turbulence. In such circumstances, the earliest identification of threats or opportunities in the operating environment of enterprises is provided by anticipative management, which is designed to identify and evaluate the first weak signals of their occurrence.
The formation of the adaptation mechanism to the development incentives changes is especially relevant for shipbuilding enterprises. It is necessary to predict potential changes in legislation, lending, insurance, investment, to use the chances and to minimize the risks appropriately.
In the article the actuality of antici¬patory management of enterprises on the basis of weak signals in modern highly dynamic, uncertain and unpredictable operating conditions is grounded. The concept of anticipatory management of enterprises on the basis of weak signals by the process-structured approach is formulated. The methodology of evaluation of anticipatory management effectiveness implemen¬tation at the enterprises is characterized and the most popular results of anticipatory management fulfillment at investigated enterprises are shown.