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The relationships between the characteristics of the strategy process: evidence from Egypt

Said Elbanna (College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates)
Hassan Younies (College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 2 May 2008

Abstract

Purpose

Strategy process research has made considerable progress over the last 20 years and has produced a vast body of literature. This valuable contribution, however, has not adequately examined the relationships between the characteristics of the strategy process. This study aims to fill this gap by providing evidence on the relationships between the characteristics of the process of making strategic decisions (SDs) in a new setting.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses quantitative and qualitative methods.

Findings

Based on quantitative and qualitative evidence from a sample of Egyptian companies, it was found that decision makers could be simultaneously rational, political and/or intuitive.

Research limitations/implications

The study recommends further research to develop new constructs of the SD making process the way in which the multi‐dimensional nature of this organic process can be considered.

Practical implications

The SD making process can be multi‐dimensional

Originality/value

The paper examines the relationships between the characteristics of the strategy process. It provides evidence on the relationships between the characteristics of the process of making strategic decisions (SDs) in a new setting.

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Citation

Elbanna, S. and Younies, H. (2008), "The relationships between the characteristics of the strategy process: evidence from Egypt", Management Decision, Vol. 46 No. 4, pp. 626-639. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251740810865094

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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