Strategic Management Schools of Thought

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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT
By Henry Waruhiu ESAMI

Henry Waruhiu

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“We are the blind people and strategy formation is our elephant”

A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.
Herbert Simon, Nobel Laureate Economist

SM Schools of thought
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7 8 9 10

The Design School The Planning School The Positioning School The Entrepreneurial School The Cognitive School The Learning School The Power School The Cultural School The Environmental School The Configuration School

The Design School
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 Environment School is, like the Design School, closely aligned with SWOT analysis

The Environmental School
 Environmental SWOT analysis, then, uses the

positivistic language of certainties to describe uncertainties.

The configuration school
 Strategy formation as a process of transformation  Asserts that the most appropriate of the preceding

schools should be adopted as the current strategic

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