James Lowell heads the Strategic Planning Group for a major conglomerate. He and his staff of five..

James Lowell heads the Strategic Planning Group for a major conglomerate. He and his staff of five are charged with helping top management formulate and implement strategy. They act as internal consultants when identifying target acquisitions or evaluating new product lines, regional expansions, and such. Required: What kind of a responsibility center is the Strategic Planning Group? How could we evaluate its performance?