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dc.contributor.authorAmrollahi, Alireza
dc.contributor.authorRowlands, Bruce
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-14T23:43:48Z
dc.date.available2017-12-14T23:43:48Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0959-3845
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ITP-12-2015-0310
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/355616
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to show how collaborative information technology (IT) tools and a crowdsourcing model can be leveraged for the purpose of strategic planning. To achieve this objective, a formal method of open strategic planning (OSP) is proposed. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a review of the literature a set of activities, stakeholders, and governing rules are identified in the form of an OSP method. The proposed planning method is implemented in a case study of strategic planning in an Australian university. Observations by the research team, and archival records were used to ascertain the relevance of the used method. Findings: A method for OSP is presented and assessed. The method contains four phases: pre-planning, idea submission, idea refinement, and plan development. These phases cover the activities required from conceptualization to preparing and publishing the strategic plan. The findings clarify how the principles of OSP helped the organization to include more stakeholders and provided the opportunity to make the planning process transparent through use of a collaborative IT tool. Practical implications: The study provides managers and planning consultants with detailed guidelines to implement the concept of open strategy. Originality/value: This study is among the few to propose a method for OSP based on empirical research. The study also shows how collaborative IT tools can be used for high-level organizational tasks such as strategic planning.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom832
dc.relation.ispartofpageto852
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInformation Technology & People
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation Systems Organisation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLibrary and Information Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode080610
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0806
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0807
dc.titleCollaborative open strategic planning: a method and case study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Information and Communication Technology
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorRowlands, Bruce H.
gro.griffith.authorAmrollahi, Alireza


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