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’Build the golf course first’ – an organisational and strategic management perspective on UK defence reviews

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Authors
Nemeth, Bence
Dew, Nicholas
Subjects
organisational management
strategic management
strategy
UK defence reviews
UK Ministry of Defence
Advisors
Date of Issue
2023-05-15
Date
May 15, 2023
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Group
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Abstract
UK defence reviews have generated a flourishing academic debate for the past one-and-a-half decades. Still, the scholarship has hardly applied organisation and strategic management concepts regard-ing these reviews and therefore omits relevant insights to under-stand the outcomes arising from these important strategic documents. This article proposes the organisation and strategic management scholarship can contribute significantly to explaining the dynamics of strategy-making and implementation of the UK’s previous and forthcoming defence reviews. The avoidance of bud-getary losses and maintenance of corporate autonomy by any formal organisation – including the UK Ministry of Defence – are particularly powerful concepts for explaining the dynamics of strat-egy-making and implementation. These concepts are critical for understanding how the UK defence budget is actually spent and how its defence reviews are developed and implemented.
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Article
Description
The article of record as published may be found at https://doi.org/10.1080/14702436.2023.2213654
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Department
Department of Defense Management
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
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NPS Report Number
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Funder
Format
21 p.
Citation
Nemeth, Bence, and Nicholas Dew. "‘Build the golf course first’–an organisational and strategic management perspective on UK defence reviews." Defence Studies 24.1 (2024): 25-45.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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