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Improving Synergy in Strategic Planning: Enablers and Synchronization Assessment Framework (SAF)

Vinayavekhin, S and Phaal, R (2020) Improving Synergy in Strategic Planning: Enablers and Synchronization Assessment Framework (SAF). International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 17. ISSN 0219-8770

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Abstract

Synchronization plays an important role in strategic planning, especially for large multi-business firms, in avoiding parallel duplicate efforts and improving synergies. The focus is on (technology) roadmapping as it is a simple, flexible, and popular method that covers three core dimensions relating to synchronization in strategic planning: function (horizontal), system hierarchy (vertical), and time. This research aims to identify the enablers of the synchronization process, and to develop, test and refine a Synchronization Assessment Framework (SAF). The adopted methodology is a process approach, consisting of three phases: development (literature review), improvement (in-dept case study), and validation (case studies). As a result, five groups and 13 enablers or critical factors of synchronization processes were identified, and a SAF was developed, leveraging the identified enablers and the roadmapping structure (know-why, know-what and know-know), leading to practical guidelines for a company.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 20:22
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 06:37
DOI: 10.1142/S0219877020500091