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Strategy-Making and Organizational Evolution

A Managerial Agency Perspective

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 March 2023

Robert Alexander Burgelman
Stanford Graduate School of Business, California
Yuliya Snihur
Toulouse Business School Education
Llewellyn Douglas William Thomas
University of Navarra IESE Business School


This Element presents several frameworks of strategy-making that serve to analyze organizational evolution processes within and beyond the firm. These frameworks form an integrated evolutionary ecological lens to examine the dynamics of strategy-making in organizational evolution. They highlight the role of the internal selection environment for analyzing processes and practices at various managerial levels (top, middle, and operational) within the organization. The Element also explains the role of the CEO in maintaining and updating the internal selection environment and contributing to organizational evolution, as well as making. fundamental decisions about organizational splits of the firm's business models as an ecosystem evolves.
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