Title: The centrality of process

Authors: Mark Shanley, Margaret Peteraf

Addresses: Liautaud Graduate School of Business, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2214 UH MC243, 601 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7123, USA. ' Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 100 Tuck Hall, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

Abstract: This paper makes the case for the pervasiveness, centrality, and criticality of strategy process, with the aim of increasing support for strategy process research and a greater recognition of its importance. We argue this on the basis of a framework that illustrates the fundamental property and characteristic traits of strategy process, suggesting that strategy process is at the heart of such popular topics as dynamic capabilities.

Keywords: strategy process; organisational processes; complexity; dynamic capabilities; strategic change management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2006.011098

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.4 - 19

Available online: 16 Oct 2006 *

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