Strategy formation as layered discussion

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    Abstract

    This paper seeks to elucidate the day-to-day activities comprising the strategy process at the senior management level as part of a layered discussion. The recent interest in micro-strategy has stimulated a re-examination of data gathered during an eight-month stay with the senior management group of one of the larger construction companies in the Netherlands in 1990 and 1991. It emerged that the intended strategy was rarely debated deliberately or openly. If strategy content was ever discussed, it was usually in an implicit manner while dealing with other subjects, where the outcome appeared to have a bearing on the strategic direction of the firm.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)267-291
    Number of pages25
    JournalScandinavian Journal of Management
    Volume21
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

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    Netherlands
    Direction compound
    Strategy formation
    Senior management
    The Netherlands
    Construction companies
    Strategy process

    Keywords

    • process research
    • strategy formation
    • strategy as practice
    • implementation
    • top management

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    In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 21, No. 3, 09.2005, p. 267-291.

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