2 results for Paddy, Rex

  • The involvement of the directors in stategic management in New Zealand's ten largest companies

    Paddy, Rex (1983)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper arose out of my previous work "The Role of the Board of Directors in Ensuring the Involvement of key influence figures in Strategic Management")The motivation remained one of how to implement the process of Strategic Management at the most senior levels of major Public Companies. The technology is well documented, the buzz words have slipped easily into Chairmans' reports and my previous research indicated an almost total acceptance of the philosophy of Strategic Management by the directors of New Zealand's ten largest Public Companies. This current research was designed to determine if a gap existed between the theory as accepted by the directors and the practice in the companies they controlled. However, what was being measured was still the directors own perceptions of the degree of their involvement in Strategic Management. In an attempt to balance this, identical questionnaires were sent to each Company Secretary and the senior executive responsible for planning. I also had serious doubts whether the respondants ascribed the same meaning to the terminology of Strategic Management as the academic writers and I therefore interviewed two of the Chairmen to attempt to measure their depth of understanding of the Strategic Management process. This was an extremely valuable input to my understanding and also provided essential insights into the practical functionings of the board room.

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  • The role of the board of directors in ensuring the involvment of key influence figures in strategic management

    Paddy, Rex (1981)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    The Problem Stated - 'How to involve the most senior decision makers in a regular strategic appraisal which results in a written strategy capable of guiding all major decisions of the company'. Since the early 1960's the basic concepts of corporate planning, strategic planning or strategic management have been well documented in both the academic and popular literature. The theory has not changed a great deal although the language used to express the theory has changed, the timespan has shortened (oil crisis) and the amount of quantification has decreased.

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