Planning Review: Volume 13 Issue 1


Table of contents

Planning an Avon turnaround

John Thackray

SCENE: A bright September morning in the Terrace Room of the Plaza Hotel in New York. There's a giant screen center stage and scattered TV monitors emitting a cold blue…

The outlook for productivity growth

Leon Taub

Productivity growth in the United States slowed dramatically during the Seventies. One measure of total factor productivity growth averaged 2.6 percent from 1948 to 1966…

G.E. = Giant Entrepreneur?

This is the third article in Planning Review featuring G.E.'s experiments with planning. In the first (September 1977), Michael G. Allen, then vice president for corporate…

Eight half‐truths of strategic planning: A fresh look

Vasudevan Ramanujam, N. Venkatraman

For some time now, the business press has been sounding the death knell of strategic planning. Introduced in the mid‐Fifties, formal and comprehensive approaches to…

Hot midsized companies: How their ceos play to win

Donald K. Clifford, Richard E. Cavanagh

A two‐year inquiry was commissioned by the American Business Conference (ABC) and conducted by McKinsey & Company, Inc., to explain how and why certain midsized growth…

Acquisition risk assessment and valuation

Robert C. Statius Muller

The annual reports of many corporations proclaim that creating shareholder wealth is their fundamental economic objective. But when it comes to making acquisitions, these…

The 1985 management issues forum: Conducted by The Conference Board

How will future events affect the way we manage? And how are top corporate executives meeting the challenge of change?

Competitive Tactics: the qualities of a good (Poker) player

Know the percentages and play to them except when you have a well‐defined tactical reason for doing otherwise.



Renamed to:

Strategy & Leadership

Online date, start – end:

1975 – 1996

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Emerald Publishing Limited