Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice by Damon Golsorkhi, Linda Rouleau, David Seidl, Eero Vaara

By Damon Golsorkhi, Linda Rouleau, David Seidl, Eero Vaara

The Cambridge instruction manual of procedure as perform offers the 1st accomplished review of an rising and transforming into circulation of analysis in strategic administration. a global staff of students has been assembled to supply a scientific creation to many of the epistemological, methodological and theoretical features of the strategy-as-practice method. this angle explores and explains the contribution that strategizing makes to day-by-day operations in any respect degrees of a company. relocating clear of a disembodied and asocial learn of establishment resources, applied sciences and practices, the strategy-as-practice method breaks down the various conventional paradigmatic obstacles in technique to examine who the strategists are, what strategists do, how they do it, and what the implications or results in their activities are. together with a couple of designated empirical stories, the instruction manual may be a necessary advisor for destiny examine during this brilliant box.

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2008 Need for more theoretically advanced and critically oriented studies Chia and MacKay 2007 Criticism for lack of differentiation from process research Clegg et al. 2004 Need for more theoretically advanced and critically oriented studies Rasche and Chia 2009 Criticism for lack of reflection of different strands of practice thinking Central themes within Strategy as Practice research Strategizing in different contexts Jarzabkowski 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008; Jarzabkowski and Seidl 2008 Strategizing in universities Jarzabkowski and Balogun in print Strategizing in multinationals King 2008 Strategizing of venture capital firms Maitlis and Lawrence 2003 Strategizing in an orchestra Paroutis and Pettigrew 2007 Strategizing in multi-business firms Regnér 2003 Strategizing in the centre vs.

Orlikowski radical possibility that multiple sociomaterial realities are being enacted in practice. One example of what this proposition might involve in research practice is offered by Mol’s (2002) investigation of the diagnosis and treatment of a particular cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis (which involves a thickening and hardening of large and medium-sized arteries). ’ What she finds through detailed fieldwork in a hospital is that what atherosclerosis is varies significantly depending on where, when, how and with whom the disease is being discussed, evaluated and treated.

One example of what this proposition might involve in research practice is offered by Mol’s (2002) investigation of the diagnosis and treatment of a particular cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis (which involves a thickening and hardening of large and medium-sized arteries). ’ What she finds through detailed fieldwork in a hospital is that what atherosclerosis is varies significantly depending on where, when, how and with whom the disease is being discussed, evaluated and treated. As she powerfully argues, what the disease is then depends on how the disease is sociomaterially configured in practice within different sites across the hospital.

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