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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/11436
Title:
Strategic analysis: a scientific art
Authors:
Worrall, Les
Abstract:
The word “analysis” is relatively uncontroversial and involves the decomposition of complex phenomena into their component parts as a first step in the better understanding of issues and problems - it requires an essentially reductionist stance. While defining analysis is relatively easy, it is somewhat more difficult to define the concept of strategy as there are many interpretations and misinterpretations which pervade the academic literature. However, the phrase which best encapsulates my own view of the word strategy is “the deployment of resources to achieve organisational objectives”. If we were to put these two components together - with some additional embellishments - my definition of the term “strategic analysis” would be: “developing a theoretically informed understanding of the environment in which an organisation is operating, together with an understanding of the organisation’s interaction with its environment in order to improve organisational efficiency and effectiveness by increasing the organisation’s capacity to deploy and redeploy its resources intelligently”.
Publisher:
University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/11436
Additional Links:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/PDF/uwbs_OP02-98%20Worrall.pdf
Submitted date:
2007-05-01
Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Description:
Inaugural lecture given by Professor Les Worrall at the Wolverhampton Science Park on 27th May 1998.
Series/Report no.:
Occasional paper series; OP 001/98
ISSN:
1464-1747
Appears in Collections:
Management Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorWorrall, Les-
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-01T13:59:08Z-
dc.date.available2007-05-01T13:59:08Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.date.submitted2007-05-01-
dc.identifier.issn1464-1747-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/11436-
dc.descriptionInaugural lecture given by Professor Les Worrall at the Wolverhampton Science Park on 27th May 1998.en
dc.description.abstractThe word “analysis” is relatively uncontroversial and involves the decomposition of complex phenomena into their component parts as a first step in the better understanding of issues and problems - it requires an essentially reductionist stance. While defining analysis is relatively easy, it is somewhat more difficult to define the concept of strategy as there are many interpretations and misinterpretations which pervade the academic literature. However, the phrase which best encapsulates my own view of the word strategy is “the deployment of resources to achieve organisational objectives”. If we were to put these two components together - with some additional embellishments - my definition of the term “strategic analysis” would be: “developing a theoretically informed understanding of the environment in which an organisation is operating, together with an understanding of the organisation’s interaction with its environment in order to improve organisational efficiency and effectiveness by increasing the organisation’s capacity to deploy and redeploy its resources intelligently”.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOccasional paper seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOP 001/98en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/PDF/uwbs_OP02-98%20Worrall.pdfen
dc.subjectStrategic analysisen
dc.subjectOrganisationsen
dc.titleStrategic analysis: a scientific arten
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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