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Strategy as Practice
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Strategy as Practice
An Activity Based Approach

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Marketing Strategy & Theory

September 2005 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`An important and extremely welcome addition to the strategic management field. In this book the author builds on the work of an emerging community of scholars to lay out theoretical and methodological underpinnings of an activity-based framework for applying the practice lens to strategy' - Academy of Management Review

`Paula Jarzabkowski has astutely signaled an agenda for future scholarship that will no doubt fuel the continued growth of this subfield' - Organization Studies

`Pioneering work. As the first book in the new strategy-as-practice field, it offers readers both innovative models and exemplary field research' - Richard Whittington, Professor of Strategic Management, Said Business School, Oxford

'Extends and develops the emerging fields of strategy and practice as well as activity theory. It also demonstrates empirically, using University settings, how activity theory is itself bounded by the wider contexts of organisation, embedded routines and the heavy hand of history' - David C. Wilson, University of Warwick

`An insightful book that would be of use to people interested in the actual practices of strategy and strategizing' - Organization

Bridging the gap between what managers actually do and organizational strategies, this book provides an activity-based framework for studying strategy as practice, with empirical evidence to illustrate the dynamics of this framework in real terms.

 
Introduction
Strategy as Practice: A New Perspective

 
 
DEFINING AND THEORETICALLY LOCATING AN ACTIVITY-BASED VIEW
 
Core Social Theory Themes in Strategy as Practice
 
Locating Activity in the Strategy Literature
 
SHAPING STRATEGIC ACTIVITY IN PRACTICE
 
Establishing the Research Context
 
Implications of Procedural and Interactive Strategizing
 
Shaping Strategy and the Strategizing Matrix
 
Multiple Strategies Shape Each Other
 
THEORIZING AN ACTIVITY-BASED VIEW OF STRATEGY AS PRACTICE
 
Developing a Strategizing Framework
 
Taking the Research Agenda Forward

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