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ten managerial roles: Mintzberg, Henry

ten managerial roles

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: leadership & management and personnel management
  • period: 1973
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg who had trained as a mechanical engineer, wrote his PhD thesis at the MIT Sloan School of Management analysing the actual work habits and time management of chief executive officers (CEOs). In 1973, Mintzberg's thesis on the nature of managerial work was adopted as a study and published for a wider audience. Mintzberg's...
three generic strategies: Porter, Michael E.

three generic strategies

Porter, Michael E.

  • topic: strategic management
  • period: 1980
Michael Porter regarded the selection of a defendable position within an industry as the end result of a competitive strategic analysis. He argued that successful, profitable companies generally choose to compete on either low costs or by differentiating their products to meet specific customer needs. Although these two strategic options are mutually exclusive,...
strategic choice typology: Miles, Raymond E., Snow, Charles C.

strategic choice typology

Miles, Raymond E., Snow, Charles C.

  • topic: org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1978
In 1978, the American academics Miles and Snow developed their strategic choice typology and helped launch the configurational branch of business strategy. Their study brought together the situationalist and the universalist camps who were disputing how companies should compete in a given market. For situationalists, generic strategies were intrinsically...
swot analysis: Andrews, Kenneth R., Christensen, C. Roland, Guth, William D., Learned, Edmund P.

swot analysis

Andrews, Kenneth R., Christensen, C. Roland, Guth, William D., Learned, Edmund P.

  • topic: marketing & sales and strategic management
  • period: 1966
SWOT analysis was developed by the middle of the 1960s for large organisations to determine the strategic fit between an organisation's internal, distinctive capabilities and external possibilities and to prioritise actions. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. In the early 1950s, two professors of business policy at Harvard,...