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

by Henry Mintzberg

Fall 1987

Volume 30
Issue 1

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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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