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Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice

2nd Edition

£124.00

Damon Golsorkhi, Linda Rouleau, David Seidl, Eero Vaara, Wanda J. Orlikowski, Robert Chia, Andreas Rasche, Haridimos Tsoukas, Simon Grand, Widar von Arx, Johannes Rüegg-Stürm, Katharina Dittrich, Karen Golden-Biddle, Elana Feldman, Karen Locke, Ann Langley, Violetta Splitter, Richard Whittington, Paula Jarzabkowski, Carola Wolf, Marie-Léandre Gomez, Jean-Pascal Gond, Bernard Leca, Charlotte Cloutier, Saku Mantere, Florence Allard-Poesi, Valérie-Inès de La Ville, Eléonore Mounoud, Christopher S. Chapman, Wai-Fong Chua, Habib Mahama, Michael Smets, Royston Greenwood, Michael Lounsbury, Patrick Regnér, Martha S. Feldman, David Oliver, Joep Cornelissen, Henri Schildt, Francois Cooren, Nicolas Bencherki, Mathieu Chaput, Consuelo Vásquez, Stewart Clegg, Martin Kornberger, Martin Blom, Mats Alvesson, Ann L. Cunliffe, Julia Balogun, Nic Beech, Phyl Johnson, Dalvir Samra-Fredericks, Mona Ericsson, Leif Melin, Andrew Popp, Tomi Laamanen, Emmanuelle Reuter, Markus Schimmer, Florian Ueberbacher, Xena Welch Guerra, Ann Langley, Maria Lusiani, Stéphane Guérard, Jane Lê, Paul Spee, Julia Balogun, Steve Floyd, Pikka-Maaria Laine, Ethel Brundin, Feng Liu
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  • Date Published: September 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107073128

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  • Now in its second edition, this extended and thoroughly updated handbook introduces researchers and students to the growing range of theoretical and methodological perspectives being developed in the vibrant field of strategy as practice. With new authors and additional chapters, it shows how the strategy as practice approach in strategic management moves away from disembodied and asocial studies of firm assets, technologies and practices to explore and explain the contribution that strategizing makes to people working at all levels of an organization. It breaks down many of the traditional paradigmatic barriers in strategy to investigate who the strategists are, what they do, how they do it, and what the consequences or outcomes of their actions are. This essential work summarizes recent developments in the field while presenting a clear agenda for future research.

    • Synthesises an important stream of strategy research, bringing together developments in the field of strategy as practice in one volume, and fully updated since the publication of the first edition in 2010
    • Provides an in-depth, multidimensional (epistemological, theoretical and methodological) discussion of the consequences of a practice approach to strategy
    • Points out the central research directions in strategy as practice and provides links to other important strands of research in organization and management studies, such as institutional theory, behavioral strategy and routines literature - particularly helpful to researchers who are new to the field
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    'The second edition of the Handbook keeps the foundational contributions that link strategy as practice with major social and organization theories, which makes it a wonderful reference work that I keep going back to for sheer intellectual stimulation. Equally important, this second edition confirms the value of the growing strategy as practice field as an intellectual substratum from which truly novel and unexpected research findings continue to emerge.' Robert A. Burgelman, Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management and Executive Director, Stanford Executive Program, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, California

    'A tour-de-force. This second edition of the Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice keeps pace with the rapidly evolving research in this cutting-edge perspective on strategy. Here the emphasis is on strategy as what real strategists actually do as they practice their craft. It is a 'must-read' for serious students of strategy who want a refreshing view that goes well beyond the often stylized lens of micro-economics. Readers are in for a treat with this theoretically rich and practically compelling volume.' Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Stanford W. Ascherman, MD Professor, Stanford University, California

    'Strategy-as-practice provides an exciting alternative to traditional, economic perspectives on strategic management. The basic idea is simple: 'strategy' is something that people actually do, so let's study that. Towards that end, the Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice contains essays from the world's leading scholars on how to conceptualize and study strategic management as a situated, social process. We gain understanding by looking more closely at the phenomena we study. For strategic management, this book shows us how.' Brian Pentland, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

    'The second edition of the Handbook is a major step forward in surveying progress in this rapidly expanding field, addressing its diverse orientations, and anticipating future developments. For anyone seeking inspiration for the study of strategy as it is practiced, or searching for insights into their strategising practices, the Handbook provides an invaluable resource.' Hugh Willmott, Cass Business School, City University London, and Research Professor of Organization Studies, Cardiff Business School, Wales

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107073128
    • length: 687 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 182 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.51kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus. 25 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    Introduction: what is strategy as practice?
    Part I. Ontological and Epistemological Questions:
    1. Practice in research: phenomenon, perspective and philosophy
    2. Epistemological alternatives for researching strategy as practice: building and dwelling worldviews
    3. Making strategy: meta-theoretical insights from Heideggerian phenomenology
    4. Constructivist paradigms: implications for strategy as practice research
    5. Constructing contribution in strategy-as-practice research
    6. The ongoing challenge of developing cumulative knowledge about strategy as practice
    7. Practical relevance of practice-based research on strategy
    Part II. Theoretical Resources: Social Theory:
    8. Giddens, structuration theory and strategy as practice
    9. An activity theory approach to strategy as practice
    10. A Bourdieusian perspective on strategizing
    11. An economies-of-worth perspective on strategy as practice: justification, valuation and critique in the practice of strategy
    12. A Wittgensteinian perspective on strategizing
    13. A Foucauldian perspective on strategic practice: strategy as the art of (un)folding
    14. A narrative approach to strategy as practice: strategy-making from texts and narratives
    15. Actor-network theory and strategy as practice
    Part III. Theoretical Resources: Organization and Management Theories:
    16. An institutional perspective on strategy as practice
    17. Relating strategy as practice to the resource-based view, capabilities perspectives and the micro-foundations approach
    18. Theory of routine dynamics and connections to strategy as practice
    19. Identity work as a strategic practice
    20. Sensemaking in strategy as practice: a phenomenon or a perspective?
    21. The communicative constitution of strategy-making: exploring fleeting moments of strategy
    22. Analytical frames for studying power in strategy as practice and beyond
    23. A critical perspective on strategy as practice
    Part IV. Methodological Resources:
    24. Using ethnography in strategy-as-practice research
    25. Researching strategists and their identity in practice: building 'close-with' relationships
    26. Studying strategizing through biographical methods: narratives of practices and life trajectories of practitioners
    27. Researching everyday practice: the ethnomethodological contribution
    28. Critical discourse analysis as methodology in strategy-as-practice research
    29. Studying strategy as practice through historical methods
    30. Quantitative methods in strategy-as-practice research
    Part V. Substantive Topic Areas:
    31. Strategic planning as practice
    32. Meetings and workshops as strategy practices
    33. The role of materiality in the practice of strategy
    34. Strategy-as-practice research on middle managers strategy work
    35. Participation in strategy work
    36. The role of emotions in strategizing
    Index.

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  • Editors

    Damon Golsorkhi, Grenoble School of Management
    Damon Golsorkhi is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.

    Linda Rouleau, HEC Montréal
    Linda Rouleau is Professor in the Department of Management at HEC Montréal.

    David Seidl, Universität Zürich
    David Seidl is Professor of Organization and Management at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

    Eero Vaara, Svenska Handelshögskolan, Helsinki
    Eero Vaara is Professor of Management and Organization at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland, Permanent Visiting Professor at EMLYON Business School, France and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Lancaster University.

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    Damon Golsorkhi, Linda Rouleau, David Seidl, Eero Vaara, Wanda J. Orlikowski, Robert Chia, Andreas Rasche, Haridimos Tsoukas, Simon Grand, Widar von Arx, Johannes Rüegg-Stürm, Katharina Dittrich, Karen Golden-Biddle, Elana Feldman, Karen Locke, Ann Langley, Violetta Splitter, Richard Whittington, Paula Jarzabkowski, Carola Wolf, Marie-Léandre Gomez, Jean-Pascal Gond, Bernard Leca, Charlotte Cloutier, Saku Mantere, Florence Allard-Poesi, Valérie-Inès de La Ville, Eléonore Mounoud, Christopher S. Chapman, Wai-Fong Chua, Habib Mahama, Michael Smets, Royston Greenwood, Michael Lounsbury, Patrick Regnér, Martha S. Feldman, David Oliver, Joep Cornelissen, Henri Schildt, Francois Cooren, Nicolas Bencherki, Mathieu Chaput, Consuelo Vásquez, Stewart Clegg, Martin Kornberger, Martin Blom, Mats Alvesson, Ann L. Cunliffe, Julia Balogun, Nic Beech, Phyl Johnson, Dalvir Samra-Fredericks, Mona Ericsson, Leif Melin, Andrew Popp, Tomi Laamanen, Emmanuelle Reuter, Markus Schimmer, Florian Ueberbacher, Xena Welch Guerra, Ann Langley, Maria Lusiani, Stéphane Guérard, Jane Lê, Paul Spee, Julia Balogun, Steve Floyd, Pikka-Maaria Laine, Ethel Brundin, Feng Liu

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