The Strategy Concept II: Another Look at Why Organizations Need Strategies

@article{Mintzberg1987TheSC,
  title={The Strategy Concept II: Another Look at Why Organizations Need Strategies},
  author={Henry Mintzberg},
  journal={California Management Review},
  year={1987},
  volume={30},
  pages={25 - 32}
}
This article reconsiders the question of why organizations really do need strategies, and also shows how some long-held beliefs explain why organizations don't, as well as do, need strategies. It considers the needs for strategy to set direction, focus effort, define the organization, and provide consistency. 
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