Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice (Google eBook)

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Damon Golsorkhi, Linda Rouleau, David Seidl, Eero Vaara
Cambridge University Press, Aug 26, 2010 - Business & Economics - 349 pages
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The Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice provides a comprehensive overview of an emerging and growing stream of research in strategic management. An international team of scholars has been assembled to produce a systematic introduction to the various epistemological, methodological and theoretical aspects of the strategy-as-practice approach. This perspective explores and explains the contribution that strategizing makes to daily operations at all levels of an organization. Moving away from a disembodied and asocial study of firm assets, technologies and practices, the strategy-as-practice approach breaks down many of the traditional paradigmatic boundaries in strategy to investigate who the strategists are, what strategists do, how they do it, and what the consequences or outcomes of their actions are. Including a number of detailed empirical studies, the handbook will be an essential guide for future research in this vibrant field.
  

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Strategy cannot be seen anymore as something static, written in a business plan. Considering strategy as a practice reminds us that it is a moment of lived work in organizations, where the doings are ... Read full review

Contents

What is Strategy as Practice?
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phenomenon perspective
23
Epistemological alternatives for researching
34
Constructivist epistemologies in Strategy
63
Constructing contribution in Strategy as Practice
79
The challenge of developing cumulative
91
Giddens structuration theory
109
technologyinpractice
117
narratives
193
Broader methods to support new insights into
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Critical discourse analysis as methodology
217
Researching strategists and their identity
243
Studying strategizing through narratives
258
organizational restructuring
263
institutional change
275
Unpacking the effectivity paradox of strategy
291

Strategy as Practice questions
130
A Bourdieusian perspective
141
A Wittgensteinian perspective
155
A Foucauldian perspective on strategic
168
A narrative approach to Strategy
183
a critical discourse
310
Strategizing and history
326
Author Index
344
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