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Strategic Intelligence Management by Simeon Yates, Babak Akhgar

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Chapter 1

Introduction

Strategy Formation in a Globalized and Networked Age—A Review of the Concept and its Definition

Babak Akhgar, Simeon Yates and Eleanor Lockley

Introduction

Threats to nations and their citizens—be they human made or natural—are often moments of crisis and can have huge impacts on individuals, communities, businesses, and societies. Preventing, mitigating, or supporting resilience in the face of such crises remains a major role for nation states. Yet we inhabit a world where nations may be replaced by networks and where threats are global in reach. How do the governmental and policy functions of nation states address such changes? How can they develop strategies to deal with threats to themselves and/or their neighbors? Importantly, ...

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