McKinsey 7-S Framework LO28605

From: Shadrack Lepuru (
Date: 05/25/02

The McKinsey's 7-S framework has been praised and applied widely mostly
about its effectiveness in strategy alignment. However, some critics state
that it is inwardly focussed. I believe it is not and that organizational
planning start from within the company and implementation is external. The
7-Ss if viewed holistically and with deeper understanding meet the
requirements of internal and external alignment. Having said this, I would
like to know what are areas of further research on the McKinsey's 7-S
framwork, mostly if one want to do a doctoral research. The topic is aimed
at being generically focussed, of course, one can also explore the case
approach as a doctoral research problem. Can anyone help me on the areas
of further research on organizational strategy formulation,
implementation, evaluation, etc using the McKinsey's 7-S framework.
Relevant case studiesand reading material will also be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Shadrack Lepuru.


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