Strategic Planning Improves Manufacturing Performance

Long Range Planning, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 127-129, 1991

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J. Scott Armstrong

University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department

Abstract

A quantitative critique of 28 studies concludes that formal planning is valuable for firms. The results were particularly favorable for manufacturing firms: nine studies found formal planning to be associated with better performance and none found detrimental performance.

Keywords: strategic planning, manufacture, quantitative research, formal planning

Suggested Citation

Armstrong, J. Scott, Strategic Planning Improves Manufacturing Performance. Long Range Planning, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 127-129, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=684541

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