Accession Number:

ADA285016

Title:

Strategic Planning Within Air Force Materiel Command: A Focus on External Stakeholders' Involvement

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

Abstract:

This research study used case and cross-case analyses to determine what Air Force Materiel Command can learn from leading business practices to produce maximum stakeholder involvement in their strategic planning process. A literature review revealed five essential elements of stakeholder involvement establishment of communication processes for multiple stakeholders, appropriate interaction policies, active CEO involvement, measurement processes, and balanced stakeholder strategies. These elements were incorporated into a model to provide a benchmark against which to evaluate AFMCs stakeholder awareness programs. The six stakeholder awareness programs selected for study were identified through a process of interviews with AFMCs senior-level strategic planners. The process owners of each program were then interviewed to establish the use and existence of the five elements in their respective programs. Overall, no major changes are needed to increase stakeholder input in AFMCs strategic planning process. The essential elements of stakeholder involvement are present in the reviewed programs and enhance the Commands ability to solicit stakeholder input. Strategic planning, Stakeholders, Planning, Management, Organizational theory

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE