A Measurement model of strategic planning

Brian K. Boyd, Elke Reuning-Elliott

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

125 Scopus citations


While strategic planning is a key concept in management research, there has been little consistency in its conceptualization or measurement. Our review of prior studies also identifies reliability and validity, dimensionality, crude levels of measurement, and lack of parsimony as additional problems associated with prior use of this variable. Such problems substantially limit our ability to compare results across studies, or to make appropriate normative recommendations. We address these concerns by developing and validating a multiple indicator measure of strategic planning, using two independent samples. Implications for future research are then discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-192
Number of pages12
JournalStrategic Management Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Health care
  • Measurement
  • Planning process
  • Strategic planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


Dive into the research topics of 'A Measurement model of strategic planning'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this