The authors compare findings from two studies conducted in an Irish context: a survey of the usage and utilization of management tools and techniques, and a survey of the top challenges facing managers. Although there were some cases where the utilization of the tools and techniques appeared to match the challenges facing the managers, in general this was not the case. The article concludes that rationales for investing in management tools need to be explored in greater detail in order that they might better meet challenges managers face.
Cullen, J., O’Connor, M. and Mangan, J. (2004), "Matching management tools and techniques with management challenges", Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 27-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/10878570410535745
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