Non-receptive organizational contexts and scenario planning interventions : a demonstration of inertia in the strategic decision-making of a CEO, despite strong pressure for a change
O’Keefe, Matthew and Wright, George. (2010) Non-receptive organizational contexts and scenario planning interventions : a demonstration of inertia in the strategic decision-making of a CEO, despite strong pressure for a change. Futures, 42 (1). pp. 26-41. ISSN 0016-3287Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2009.08.004
This study presents a single-case analysis of an unsuccessful scenario planning intervention within an organization. Our analysis utilises corporate documents produced prior to a scenario-based intervention, pre-scenario-development interviews with members of the top management team, and knowledge of post-intervention events. We conclude that, even in the face of strong, orchestrated pressure for a re-think of a fragile strategy, the aspirations of the CEO were dominant. Our case analysis illustrates that inertia in strategic decision making can be extreme—more extreme than the extant literature has recognised. Critical voices can go unheard. We end with consideration of issues to do with facilitating the early recognition that a strategizing intervention can stall.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Operational Research & Management Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Futures|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science BV|
|Official Date:||February 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 26-41|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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