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Strategic planning for sustainable performance: the role of firm spirituality

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 8 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

Growing pressure from different groups has forced business organizations to reconsider existing strategies of securing a competitive advantage through the exploitation of natural resources. Demands for greater sustainability have forced companies to seek new ways to differentiate their offerings. Firm spirituality is offered as a novel means of increasing sustainability and maximizing the focus on enhancing the well-being of society and the environment. This can be achieved by aligning key spirituality elements with the different stages of strategic planning to position the organization as one with limitless capabilities.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2017), "Strategic planning for sustainable performance: the role of firm spirituality", Strategic Direction, Vol. 33 No. 5, pp. 26-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-02-2017-0038

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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