"Mintzberg"s 5 Ps for Strategy (1987) presents an incomplete view of the topic.
According to Mintzberg (1987a), there is an importance in the study of 5Ps of the process of strategy making that can be present in any organization. It is essential to recognize that the 5Ps started as just a conceptualization of strategy making process but now it has been recognized as the strategy making process itself. In this essay, we argue that the 5Ps captures all the aspect of strategy making process although it presents an incomplete view of the topic. First the essay will discuss the 5Ps and then suggest why it represents an incomplete view under each of the Ps and afterwards a discussion will follow.