Jul 11, 2019 in Review

The Five-Step Strategic Planning Process

This anointed bibliography covers five books and a journal. Its topic of description is “the five step strategic planning process”. And this is what the bibliography intends to examine in these different materials. By the end of the bibliography the reader will be able to identify the best material for research about the topic.

Bryson, J, M 2004, Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations: a guide to strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement, 3rd edn Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.

The book is appropriate for new researchers.  With over three hundred pages, the book is a detailed study. The  author set out to sell the option that strategic planning does not stop at business level but  it also spreads it influence even in nonprofit making organizations like communities, to even residential communities being that the book was published in 2004, qualifies it to be an up to date material. It is a good piece of work for research it has comprehensive material that can be used in community and organisational research. The book is biased toward community and noncommercial ventures. Its author is not a well known one. The book fairs well in my bibliography because it discusses strategic planning, even though it caters for the noncommercial ventures.

I found the book is useful for discussing strategic planning for nonprofit making and community ventures. I found it in the online library.

CH2M Hill, Inc, AWWA Research Foundation, American water works Association, Honolulu (Hawaii), Board of water supply 2003, Development of a strategic planning process, AWWA Research Foundation: American water works Association, Colo.

The first chapter of the book describes exhaustively the importance of strategic planning in the water resource utility. The book is designated specifically for new researchers because it is such a detailed study. The authors did thorough research, yet the writers are a research organisation which authenticates the book. It also has a list of books in its bibliography all to give it the authenticity required. It is a helpful introduction, that any researcher in the line of Strategic Planning Process. The authors are well known research organisations respected internationally in the field of business research.

I found this book in the online library, when I searched for The Five-Step Strategic Planning Process

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Percy, L 2008, Strategic integrated marketing communications: theory and practice, Butterworth-Heinemann, Amsterdam 

The book describes the common mistakes business proprietors and managers make in business. It specifically deals with all aspects of integrated marketing communication for strategic perspective. The author is an unknown one, whose writing is biased toward integrated marketing communication, and that is the opinion he is trying to sell to the readers of his book.  By the fact that the book was written in 2008, qualifies the book to be amongst the up-to-date ones. It is an introduction in the line of integrated marketing communication. The intended levels of users are the new researchers

I found this book in the online library, when I searched for The Five-Step Strategic Planning Process.

Sere, M, V & Ogilvie, L 2010, Strategic planning for nurses: change management in health care, Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury.

The book serves better for specialised knowledge because the medics stand to benefit from it better than any other. Source is an introduction; the authors are intending to promote strategic planning in the medical world. The material is up to date since it is just a few months old. This is helpful material in outlining the five steps of strategic planning, in the context of medicine. It is published book, which makes it a reliable piece of work. The book is mainly biased toward strategic planning in the health and medicine, than any other point of view. The authors are not among the well-known but have substantial contribution in the field of medical – business research.  The book would be mainly concerning healthcare and medicine but the business touch in it brings a relationship between it and other works in my bibliography.

I found this book from the online library. I searched for The Five-Step Strategic Planning Process, which are the words forming title field and spotted out the most up to date book. There are a couple of books I decided on this one in order to have a wider perspective of my research about my chosen topic.

Mard, M, J 2004, Driving your company’s value: strategic benchmarking for value, John Wiley & sons, Hoboken

This book is meant for both the business and academic professionals. This book gives an insight into the basic facts that underlie any business. The author identifies the basic managerial fundamentals. By common consensus the author examines all that one needs to know to start and have a successful business. This objective is better achieved in the fourth chapter f the book.  The book is a detailed study of issues concerning business. It falls under the current books and it is a helpful introduction. It is a reliable book because it has a list of book in its bibliography, meaning that thorough research was conducted in writing this book.

I found this book on the online library after searching for the Five-Step Strategic Planning Process.  It is among the books which are definitely important in the research in the Five-Step Strategic Planning Process.

Groene, O, Brandt, E, Schmidt, W& Moeller, J 2009, The balanced scorecard of acute settings: development process, definition of 20 strategic objectives and implementation, International journal for quality in health care. Vol. 21, no. pp. 259 – 271

The authors of the article intend to describe a generic approach to strategy development, illustrate the use of the Balanced Scorecard as a tool to facilitate strategy implementation and demonstrate how to break down strategic goals into measurable elements. Since it is not directly line with the topic of the five Steps of Strategic Planning Process, it makes the article biased against the topic of discussion. Authors are not amongst the well known researchers in the field of strategic business planning. The article has little o do with strategic planning, as compared with the other material used in this bibliography.

I found this article online while searching the internet.

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