Discourse and the social practice of strategy: Of interaction, texts and power effects

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dc.contributor Svenska handelshögskolan, institutionen för företagsledning och organisation, företagsledning och organisation fi
dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Department of Management and Organisation, Management and Organisation fi
dc.contributor.author Sorsa, Virpi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-31T09:27:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-31T09:27:22Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-31
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-232-180-0
dc.identifier.issn L 0424-7256
dc.identifier.issn 2242-699X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/37352
dc.description.abstract “Strategizing has become one of the most important managerial practices. It is becoming harder and harder to find an organization, which wouldn't engage in yearly strategic planning and implementation cycles. Although the theorizing of "planning" is becoming less popular in strategy research and the theorization of "process" and "practice" is gaining more and more ground, the practice itself - the managerial elite's strategy workshops, the writing of official strategy documents and the employees' and interest groups' various innovative ways of interpreting and using those documents - has become accustomed, legitimate and even expected in contemporary organizations. This thesis examines the social practice of strategizing in municipal and congregational strategy work through various discursive perspectives and explains how strategy enters into and figures in the daily lives of people organizations. The contributions of this thesis are presented in six essays, which examine the actual strategy conversations and texts. This approach gives the reader a unique opportunity to access information and learn about issues which are typically kept out of sight to outside eyes. The results of this thesis emphasize the constitutive role of discourse and communication at different sites of social life within the context of strategizing. With its distinctive approach to studying the transcripts and videorecordings of strategy work, this thesis sensitizes scholars to pay careful attention to language and its role in social practice of strategy and will be invaluable to scholars, researchers, and graduate students in strategy communication.” fi
dc.language.iso en fi
dc.publisher Svenska handelshögskolan fi
dc.publisher Hanken School of Economics fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Society – 248 fi
dc.subject strategy fi
dc.subject practice fi
dc.subject interaction fi
dc.subject discourse fi
dc.subject communication fi
dc.subject textual agency fi
dc.subject power fi
dc.subject.other Management and Organisation fi
dc.title Discourse and the social practice of strategy: Of interaction, texts and power effects fi
dc.date.accepted 2012-11-10

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