Analyzing the use of strategic management tools and techniques between Iranian firms
Nouri, Bagher Asgarnezhad
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Environmental changes are among the most important concepts in recent years that have trumpeted the need to adapt to the changes, just understood by the managers of different companies. Strategic management scholars, as one of the emerging areas of expertise in management science, have tried to provide managers with efficient tools to deal with an increasingly complex environment. Range strategic management tools and techniques are constantly being developed to suit the new environment. Accordingly, in this article there has been tried to investigate the use of the tools and techniques of strategic management in Iranian companies. The results show that the mission and vision statements, SWOT analysis, cost-benefit analysis, core competencies, financial analysis, critical success factors, total quality management, price analysis, stakeholder analysis, and benchmarking, respectively as the ten tools of strategic management techniques, are widely known among Iranian managers. In addition, the use of these tools and techniques are not the same among the companies operating in various industries and having different size and ownership. They have their own views on these techniques. The findings show that the use of strategic management tools and techniques can play a positive role in improving corporate performance.