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strategy diamond: Fredrickson, James W., Hambrick, Donald C.

strategy diamond

Fredrickson, James W., Hambrick, Donald C.

  • topic: strategic management
  • period: 2001
The strategy diamond provides executives and consultants a concise, coherent way to analyse, integrate, summarise, and communicate product, business, and corporate level strategies. The model covers strategy formulation -- that is, it helps answer questions about what the strategy is and what it will be in the future.   If strategy...
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...
six boxes: Weisbord, Marvin R.

six boxes

Weisbord, Marvin R.

  • topic: change management and org. design & development
  • period: 1978
In the mid 1970's, Marvin Weisbord, an organisational design consultant, created his six boxes model as a diagnostics tool of organisational effectiveness. He identified six key areas in which 'things must go right' and be internally consistent for an organisation to be successful. The result of the diagnosis is a prioritised list of ready to be...
buygrid framework: Faris, C. W., Robinson, Patrick, Wind, Yoram

buygrid framework

Faris, C. W., Robinson, Patrick, Wind, Yoram

  • topic: marketing & sales
  • period: 1967
In 1967, the Canadian, American and Israeli marketing researchers, Robinson, Faris and Wind, introduced the buygrid framework as a generic conceptual model for buying processes of organisations. They saw industrial buying not as single events, but as organisational decision-making processes where multiple individuals decide on a purchase. Their framework...