Literature Review

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Busi 600 Literature Review Andrew Fagan Liberty University Professor Erickson Abstract The literature research reviewed in this paper attempts to address the topic of strategy implementation. The paper tries to establish an academic case for previously researched material on this subject by reflecting on the diverse views published in the literature. The different views expressed combine to formulate research to establish relevance as well as importance in this step of the Strategic Management Process. In order to identify and discuss existing data and developments in strategy implementation, over twelve articles in scholarly academic journals containing “strategy implementation” or “strategy execution” as the key words were…show more content…
Not involving those responsible for execution in the planning process threatens knowledge transfer, commitment to sought-after outcomes, and the entire implementation process (Hrebiniak, 2010). In his interviews with a number of chief executive officers (CEOs), Sterling (2010) concluded that involving people directly in strategy development paid off. However, Sterling and other researchers have not expounded on the relationship that might exist between strategy formulation and implementation. To that point, more research in this field is required and needed so that the link between the two will prove this relationship exists. Most of the articles reviewed have suggested that implementers of strategy are comprised of top management, middle management, lower management, and non-management personnel. Most of the studies in strategy implementation suggest that implementation success wholly depends on people. Hrebiniak (2010) suggests that effective execution involves managers across all hierarchical levels and Boyce (2010) notes that implementing strategy can only be successful if driven by the activities surrounding the employees and the business process, to be successful. Top management: These are senior-level leaders including presidents, owners, and other high-ranking executives (CEO, CFO, and COO) and senior level managers. Obtaining the support of senior
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