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The Fall and Rise of Strategic Planning

  title={The Fall and Rise of Strategic Planning},
  author={Henry Mintzberg},
  journal={Harvard Business Review},
When strategic planning arrived on the scene in the mid-1960s, corporate leaders embraced it as “the one best way” to devise and implement strategies that would enhance the competitiveness of each business unit. True to the scientific management pioneered by Frederick Taylor, this one best way involved separating thinking from doing and creating a new function staffed by specialists: strategic planners. Planning systems were expected to produce the best strategies as well as step-by-step… 
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  • 139. Henry Mintzberg is professor of management at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and visiting professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. This article, his fifth contribution to HBR, is adapted from his latest book, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning
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