Organizational Antecedents to Strategic Issue Formulation

Thomas, James B.; McDaniel, Reuben R.
August 1988
Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings;1988, p42
Conference Proceeding
While the importance of strategic issue formulation has been recognized, little is known about its relationship to the organizational context in which it takes place. Utilizing top managers in 162 firms, this research identified how the perceived nature of a strategic issue is related to a firm's strategy and the structure of the top management team.


Related Articles

  • A Model of Task Group Development in Complex Organizations and a Strategy of Implementation. Heinen, J. Stephen; Jacobson, Eugene // Academy of Management Review;Oct76, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p98 

    An intervention strategy for development of an industrial work group is proposed from a four stage model of group development. The group is distinguished from therapy and sensitivity groups in terms of its problem solving task purpose. The model reflects emphasis upon task structure rather than...

  • Task Effectiveness and Human Fulfillment in Organizations: A Review and Development of a Conceptual Contingency Model. Nemiroff, Paul M.; Ford, David L.; Jr. // Academy of Management Review;Oct76, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p69 

    This review develops a conceptual contingency framework which considers aspects of relationships among task, organization structure, and individual variables, and which addresses issues of human fulfillment in the work setting. It identifies expected interactions, incongruities, and outcomes...

  • EFFECTS OF TASK DIFFICULTY AND INTERUNIT INTERDEPENDENCE ON INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS. Ito, Jack K.; Peterson, Richard B. // Academy of Management Journal;Mar1986, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p139 

    In this article the authors discuss research they conducted that examined the relationship between task difficulty and the extent of boundary-spanning activity within an organization. The authors believed that they greater degree of interunit interdependence that existed in an organization would...

  • ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES. Chattopadhyay, Prithviraj; Glick, William H.; Huber, George P. // Academy of Management Journal;Oct2001, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p937 

    In this study, we tested a model in which threats and opportunities lead directly to different organizational actions and compared it to a model in which organizational characteristics moderate organizational actions taken in response to threats and opportunities. To better understand these...

  • GAINING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES' BENEFITS: THE ROLES OF ORGANIZATION DESIGN AND CULTURE. Zammuto, Raymond F.; O'Connor, Edward J. // Academy of Management Review;Oct92, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p701 

    The literature on advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs) shows that a wide range of outcomes have been experienced by organizations that have adopted these technologies, ranging from implementation failure to increased productivity and enhanced organizational flexibility. This article...

  • The Kilmann and Herden Model of Organizational Effectiveness Criteria for Small Business Managers. Hoy, Frank; Hellriegel, Don // Academy of Management Journal;Jun82, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p308 

    Kilmann and Herden hypothesized that the conceptualization of organizational effectiveness criteria would be a function of problem solving style. In a sample of 150 managers of small businesses, the hypothesized relationships were not supported, yet the study suggested useful applications of the...

  • The Organizational History: A Consulting Analysis and Intervention Tool. Leach, John J. // Academy of Management Proceedings (0065-0668);1978, p132 

    This paper describes a new consultation technique. The approach bears upon how best to optimize client/consultant resources and produce a cost-effective, valid problem diagnosis. The projective-like exercise describe, generates relevant data swiftly, and systematically scans the firm's career...

  • A Life Cycle Approach to Management by Objectives. Hollmann, Robert W.; Tansik, David A. // Academy of Management Review;Oct77, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p678 

    In this article the authors examine the management practice known as management by objectives (MBO) and discuss how the process is designed to work. They note that many companies abandon MBO strategies prematurely due to their concern for immediate results. They compare the MBO process to the...

  • The Use of the Organizational Climate Construct in Comparative Management Models. Tung, Rosalie L. // Academy of Management Proceedings (0065-0668);1978, p292 

    A systems model of comparative management is presented. This model utilizes organizational climate as the critical variable in analyzing the interrelationships between extra-organizational variables, intra-organizational variables and organizational effectiveness, Specific causal linkages...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics