Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105165
Authors: 
Meissner, Philip
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Business Research [ISSN:] 2198-2627 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 105-124
Abstract: 
To help bridge the gap between the emergent and rational school of strategy formation, I analyze the role of alternative generation and information integration as two process-based characteristics of the strategy process in the relationship between strategic planning and decision quality. Based on a survey of 155 top executives from German small and medium-sized companies, I show that the degree to which multiple alternatives are developed and information is integrated in the planning process mediates a large proportion of the relationship between strategic planning and decision quality. This suggests that a closer analysis of process characteristics in the analysis of strategic planning may help mitigate the divergent results in strategic planning research.
Subjects: 
Strategic planning
Alternative generation
Information integration
Decision quality
Strategy process
Planned emergence
Process-based characteristics
Strategy process outcome
JEL: 
M10
L21
L22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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