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Introduction to Tactical Management Research

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Tactical Management in Complexity

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The first chapter outlines the research context—starting with what tactical management is, defining tactical management, and clarifying tactical management managerial and information system distinctiveness and needs. The outlining of the research context continues with reference to the manager as our subject of interest, but also incorporating the questions of what is being managed—a complex adaptive system, and in what kind of environment—complex, dynamic, turbulent. These constructs define the course of the research and its goal. The theoretical positioning of the research follows. The research methodology, named “methodological kaleidoscope” (due to its assembled nature of Design Science Research, Action Design Research, nested problem solving, and CIMO logic), is presented along with visualizations of how the research implements it.

The Denica method works! The amount of insight it provides is comprehensive, you can easily translate the method into real life actions, the awareness you can create with the method for higher management is game-changing, the amount of control you gain with the method is unexpectedly high, it forces you to think about working in a structured way. It provides you with a method that allows you to see visually what is influencing you. It also gives an insight in not only your own responsibilities but also of the people you are in contact with. The method combines several points of view into a 360° overview of the workspace you are functioning in.

Marc Van Aerde, Suelto GCV, Belgium

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Petrevska Nechkoska, R. (2020). Introduction to Tactical Management Research. In: Tactical Management in Complexity. Contributions to Management Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22804-0_1

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