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Planning comprehensiveness and strategy in SME's


Although it is generally assumed that planning is of great value for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's), little is known about the conditions that influence the organization of the planning process. In this paper it is hypothesized that planning comprehensiveness is, to a certain extent, related to the complexity and variability of the strategies pursued by SME's. This hypothesis is partially supported by an empirical study in which 154 SME's in the Dutch Machinery Industry are involved.

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Piëst, B. Planning comprehensiveness and strategy in SME's. Small Bus Econ 6, 387–395 (1994).

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  • Empirical Study
  • Planning Process
  • Medium Size
  • Industrial Organization
  • Medium Size Enterprise