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Business and Management.

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Successfully submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Marketing DT314A, Dublin Institute of Technology, 31 August, 2014.


The role of the middle manager in organisations has been the topic of much research over the past number of decades. Many articles have been published claiming the potential for middle managers to contribute significantly to strategic development. This research attempts to test the validity of this theory with a practical grounding. This research is based on a qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews with four managers in different organisations. The project relies on established typologies for middle management involvement in strategy and middle management activity depending on organisational type.