Does strategic planning create value? The stock market’s belief

Ashay B. Desai (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Publication date: 1 December 2000


This article addresses a key issue: is strategic planning rewarded by the stock market? Using event‐study methodology, this article examined the market values of companies during the time period that they revealed information about their strategic planning focus, function or orientation. The results indicate that the stock market favors the long range‐planning horizon adopted by companies.



Desai, A. (2000), "Does strategic planning create value? The stock market’s belief", Management Decision, Vol. 38 No. 10, pp. 685-693.

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