Evaluating strategy: its role within the context of strategic control

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Abstract

The paper uses a case study to illustrate a number of points in relation to strategy development and strategic control. A group decision support system-'Strategic Options Development and Analysis' (SODA)-was used. The method focuses on the `linkages' between strategic issues rather than on the issues themselves. The paper focuses upon the strategy review process. Three related elements of strategy' are considered as a part of the review: an evaluation of the extent to which the strategy has been implemented and is embedded in the organization; an evaluation of the assumptions underpinning the strategy; and an evaluation of the influence the strategy has on those at the `coal-face'.
LanguageEnglish
Pages853-865
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Volume44
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993

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  • strategic control

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