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Enhancing the Responsible Strategic Management of Organizations

Joseph A. Petrick (Wright State University, Ohio, USA)
Robert A. Wagley (Wright State University, Ohio, USA)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 April 1992



Identifies four conceptual models and four practical steps to enhance responsible management of organizations. The conceptual models discussed include: a modified process model of parallel strategic planning; a model of contractual/strategic development; a model of organizational theories and their relative moral emphases; and a model of organizational moral development. The four practical steps which managers can take include: developing the technical skills of environmental scanning, issue monitoring, and scenario building; the organizational design skills of moral climate assessment, codes of conduct, and moral audits; the value‐conflict resolution skills of stage‐challenging dialogue and structured rational processing of dilemmas; and the feedback and control network skills of providing channels for multi‐level input and protection for whistleblowers. Argues that the awareness of, as well as the routine use of these conceptual models and practical steps will allow managers to be more responsible strategic planners.



Petrick, J.A. and Wagley, R.A. (1992), "Enhancing the Responsible Strategic Management of Organizations", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 57-72.




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