Classic Strategic Management and Mintzberg
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Peter Mayar Mareng
: The 10 schools of thought by Mintzberg
remind us that there is not just one way/perspective of looking at the strategy process, but there are many perspectives. Mintzberg calls these perspectives: 'schools'. The advantage of categorizing the ways you can think about strategy into a model with 10 schools is that doing so helps you to understand the reality (which is even more complex).
Anyway, it is very important if you ever want to consider to be a strategist to not just take one school for granted, but consider and use them all.
The CLASSIC SCHOOL OF LOOKING AT STRATEGY was the planning school. See the summary of Mintzberg's 10 schools for more information.
The CLASSIC SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT is what @Alan Kennedy
described so well (an accepted definition by all does not exist), see Gulick's POSDCORB
. The P of Planning (~classic strategy) is one of Gulick's 7 functions top managers should perform.
Does this help?