Purpose – An article “from the future” illustrating the trend away from serious strategy and planning in American companies. Design/methodology/approach – Making use of previous learning and work with numerous clients to illuminate certain aspects of the context within which business strategy is formulated. Findings – Fewer and fewer corporations are engaging in serious long‐range planning efforts. Wall Street's short‐term focus and incursion upon CEO prerogatives may be one reason. Originality/value – Expresses ideas in a way that the author hopes they have not been expressed before.
Journal of Business Strategy – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 2, 2008
Keywords: Management strategy; Chaos theory; Complexity theory; Due diligence
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