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Global Strategic Planning

1st Edition

By Marios Katsioloudes


500 pages

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pub: 2012-08-21
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"There is no shortage of books on strategic planning; however, two factors set this work…apart from the others. One is the inclusion of the role of culture, be it national culture or organizational culture, in the implementation of strategies. The second is the extensive coverage of the strategic planning paradigm applied to organizations in the nonprofit sector. …This work is both a practical primer for executives as well as an effective resource for students. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students and professionals/practitioners." - CHOICE

"This book is a timely and valuable addition to the literature on strategic planning. It is unique in its examination of how
culture--national and organizational--influences the strategic planning process for both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Anybody involved with strategy will find this book useful and enlightening." --Constantinos Markides, Professor of Strategic and International Management and Chairman of the Strategy Department, London Business School

"Dr. Katsioloudes' book has taken the complex process of strategic planning and presented it in an understandable, easy-to-read fashion for all levels of management. His approach is comprehensive, pedagogical, and, most of all, practicable. At last, a strategy maven who includes a significant portion of his text to 'culture' and non-profits." --Robert B. Hennessy, Senior Vice President - Human Resources (Retired), National Starch and Chemical Company

"This book is about strategic planning and ways of integrating cultural perspectives into it. Professor Katsioloudes has adroitly produced a textbook that is not only relevant to the needs of strategic planners in the corporate or business sector, but relevant to the needs of planners in the non-profit sector as well. Unlike traditional textbooks on strategic planning, 'Global Strategic Planning: Cultural Perspectives for profit and nonprofit Organizations' clearly elucidates the intricate relationship between planning for success at the organizational level and planning for success at the global level. The book is well written and can be used by students, teachers and practitioners of strategic planning, particularly those who are serious about understanding how the social and cultural contexts influence choices and decision-making at the organizational level. Without doubt, this book would remain a standard reference book on strategic planning for years to come." --Tunde Durosomo, Ph.D., Director of International Development, City of Wilmington, Delaware

"Challenging times need challenging books! By applying a complexity approach to the field of strategic planning this book responds well to the realities and needs of a rapidly changing social context, in which vision, culture, values, and business ethics become increasingly influential.

The author points out that diversity and intuition as well as innovative organizational models must be regarded as important components within strategic planning processes that maximize potential for success in a competitive, complex and uncertain world. Katsioloudes provides profound insight into structuring and executing an integrated and complex strategic planning system and outlines its benefits for sensitive, knowledgeable, comprehensive and learning organizations. This outstanding book draws our attention to some "left-outs" of classical planning such as the important issue of strategic planning in Nonprofit organizations and the special qualities of strategic planning processes in a global environment.

In conclusion: this is an interesting, well structured and comprehensive book. And with its refreshing unorthodox approach it embodies a work that excellently fits into our challenging times!"--Susanne Weber, Ph.D., assistant professor for Social Management, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany

"Professor Katsioloudes brings together in an insightful and well-researched book some of the key forces and ideas which have presented both challenges and opportunities for firms and institutions, large and small, as they strive to stay at the cutting edge: globalization, culture, change and strategy.
Business leaders who have had to deal with both strong internal culture and rapid external change, will recognize the importance of a practical framework to help develop a winning strategy. Professor Katsioloudes provides the building blocks for such a strategy in an analytical yet reader-friendly manner in a book that should prove a good investment for both students and practitioners."
--Michael N. Sarris Director, Programs and Strategy, World Bank Institute, The World Bank Group

"This book provides an excellent analysis of the strategic planning process, for both profit and nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on integrating conceptual foundations and implementation strategies. The book's special contribution is to link strategy to the global environment and cultural context that shape and constrain company strategies." --Paul R. Kleindorfer, Universal Furniture Professor of Decision Sciences and Economics, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

"This well-organized, balanced and highly readable book is an excellent synthesis of the best thinking available in the field of organizational strategic planning. Its chapters flow logically and each weaves sound theory with practical examples that show how theory and practice ought to come together. It does a fine job of advancing the case for planning in a world that sometimes seems to be moving too fast for plans to matter. But it also shows how to plan -- using a mix of engaging stories, real-world applications and useable tools.

The questions at the end of each chapter are a welcome addition. Though intended mainly for teachers, they will also prove useful to the pragmatic manager willing to take some additional time to digest the material that's been offered.

The first three sections do an admirable job of covering the basics and are aimed mainly at the corporate sector. The fourth and fifth sections continue the discussion into less familiar territory, first taking up the challenges of strategic planning in the non-profit sector and then offering some fresh perspective on planning effectively in a culturally diverse but economically united world. This is a much needed new resource that should be on the bookshelves of both academics and practitioners." --Tom Burns, Director of the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; An overview of the strategic planning process - An introduction to the strategic planning process; Additional issues in the strategic planning process; Strategy formulation - External strategic audit; Internal strategic audit;
Strategic options: corporate level; Strategic choice options: business and functional levels; Implementation, evaluation and control in the SPP - Implementing strategies in the business and functional levels; Evaluating and Controlling in strategic planning; The SPP for the non-profit sector - A strategic planning process model for the nonprofit sector;
Strategic marketing for the public and the nonprofit sectors; The SPP in the global environment - A framework for global strategic planning; Doing business with newly emerging market economies; Appendix; Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General