ABSTRACT

Our book explores the circulation of strategic planning ideas and practices. The cases, in their diversity, mirror the various ways of thinking about strategic planning to be found in world-wide practices. Many ideas, although often formed in response to very particular problems in specific contexts, have spread beyond national borders through networks created by academics, professionals and by political and economic relationships (see Healey and Upton, 2010; Gonzáles, 2011). Almost all of the chapters in this book illustrate that it is often unclear where ideas, concepts, approaches, techniques have come from, and yet they get to be used in particular contexts that remain unique in their specific configuration.