The Ways Middle Managers Can Be Involved in the Strategy Process in a Dynamic Environment

BOS, T.H.W. (2015) The Ways Middle Managers Can Be Involved in the Strategy Process in a Dynamic Environment.

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Abstract:It is difficult to formulate and implement a strategy in a dynamic environment. In the past, various researchers have examined the role of middle managers in strategy. However, these researches have often ignored the environmental settings. This paper examines the ways middle managers can be involved in the strategy process in a dynamic environment in order to increase the organizational performance. Examining the existing literature has granted us diverse ways of participation by middle managers in the formulation or implementation of strategy. Middle managers can, for example, function solely as implementer of strategy, or can be actively participating in the strategy process. These roles have served as guidance during interviews exploring the impact of middle managers in strategy in a dynamic environment. This paper provides arguments why to involve middle managers in the formulation or implementation of strategy. I also present the effects that different ways of involvement can have on the organizational performance. These insights are interesting to top managements facing a dynamic environment. These insights can also serve as starting point for future research.
Item Type:Essay
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration BSc (50645)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67441
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