Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice
Cambridge University Press, 2010-08-26
EAN 9780521517287, ISBN10: 0521517281
Hardcover, 368 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.2 cm
The Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice provides the first 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.
'I enjoyed reading this book. Its various well-written contributions offer rich connections between strategy as praxis (in the original sense of 'doing') and several major modern anthropological, sociological and philosophical theories. For years to come, it will form a valuable intellectual substratum from which truly novel and unexpected research ideas will emerge.' Robert A. Burgelman, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and author of Strategy is Destiny: How Strategy-Making Shapes a Company's Future (2002)