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Strategy without Design

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  • Page extent: 260 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.56 kg
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Strategy without Design
Cambridge University Press
9780521895507 - Strategy without Design - The Silent Efficacy of Indirect Action - By Robert C. H. Chia and Robin Holt
Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
ix
Introduction
1
Reaching for the ground
1
The dangers of deliberate planning
6
Take care of the pennies. . .: strategy from the ‘bottom up’
10
Strategy through self-cultivation
12
The limits of designed strategic intervention
16
The world is not nice
20
Rediscovering strategy without design
22
1       Spontaneous order: the roots of strategy emergence
25
Heraclitus, Lao Tzu and the ever-changing world order
29
The Scottish Enlightenment
31
Bastiat and the seen/unseen orders
35
Carl Menger and the phenomenon of money
38
Friedrich Hayek and ‘spontaneous order’
39
Open source
47
Complexity, emergence and self-organization
51
2       Economic agency and steps to ecological awareness
57
The observer and the observed
59
Agency and methodological individualism
60
Entitative thinking and the ‘fallacy of misplaced concreteness’
64
Economic agency
68
The dangers of decontextualized thinking
73
The credit crisis, 2008
79
The case of UBS
83
Towards ‘system wisdom’
88
3       Reconceptualizing agency, self-interest and purposive action
91
Human agency revisited
96
True and false individualism
99
Forms of knowledge: episteme, technē and phronesis
105
From purposeful to purposive action
108
4       The ‘practice turn’ in strategy research
112
Henri Bergson and intuition
113
Duration, process and creativity
115
Process and practice in strategy research
118
Weak individualism and the primacy of social practices
122
The practice turn and the documenting of strategy-in-practice
129
5       Building and dwelling: two ways of understanding strategy
133
Building and dwelling
134
Engaging with the world
139
Dwelling and the Gothic sensibility
143
Heidegger revisited
150
Expressing thought
154
6       Strategy as ‘wayfinding’
159
Strategic positioning and navigation
160
Knowing as we go: mapping, map-making and map-using
164
The Phillips machine
168
The active nature of perception
170
Graeme Obree: the case of a bricoleur
173
Wayfinding the Google way
179
7       The silent efficacy of indirect action
186
Direct and indirect approaches to strategy
186
The downsides of spectacular strategic interventions
190
Mētis as spontaneous indirect action
192
The strategy of indirectness
197
Towards a strategic blandness
201
Epilogue: Negative capability
209
Notes
213
Index
243



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