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    First we will collectively construct a historical timeline of the contemporary era of strategic management. Use the table below to see which ten-year period you will be considering. Then identify and research a theorist or major contributor to strategic management or strategic planning in that ten-year period. Post the results of your research in the appropriate thread within this forum by Thursday midnight, MT. In your post, include the initial of the first name and last name only (e.g., K. Branson) of a strategic management theorist or major contributor for your designated decade, a two-sentence synopsis of the major theory or approach of that person to strategic management, and two or more outside references. If someone else has identified the same name within or outside the same decade that is just fine.
    Students' last names beginning with 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s+
    A-D √
    E-H √
    I-M √
    N-R √
    S-V √
    W-Z √
    Part II
    Review all student posts in the threads to gain a sense of the historical development within strategic management. Analyze and synthesize the collective timeline information and post to the Discussion Board thread titled Part 2 the answer to the following question by Sunday midnight MT:
    What decade was the most influential in developing the current approach to strategic management and how do you support that assertion?

    My last name starts with C, I am on A-D, the year is the 1950s,

    Please see the attached file.

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    Step 1
    One major contributor to strategic management during 1950s is P.Ducker. He is a major contributor to strategic management. Fundamental questions related to strategic management were addressed in his 1954 book "The Practice of Management" (New York. Harper & Brothers). He required the top management to ask and correctly answer the question" What is our business?". He wanted the top management to focus on the customer. Two outside references are:
    Patricia Genoe ...

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    The answer to this problem explains answers relating to history of strategic management. The references related to the answer are also included.