Strategic meaning-making in practice: insights from managers in FTSE-100 firms
Paroutis, Sotirios and Heracleous, Loizos Th. (2008) Strategic meaning-making in practice: insights from managers in FTSE-100 firms. In: Strategic Management Society (SMS) 28th Annual International Conference, Cologne, Germany, 12-15 Oct, 2008. Published in: Proceedings of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) 28th Annual International Conference (Session 1115).Full text not available from this repository.
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How do meanings of strategy, as found at a fundamental level in the beliefs of individual strategists, influence the participation of those managers in the strategy process? In the strategy literature there is scarce research that investigates how ‘strategy’ is conceived in practice by those actors engaged in strategizing processes. In this paper, using insights from 82 interviews with managers in FTSE-100 firms, we seek to firstly explore the key dimensions of meanings of strategy in practice; and secondly explore how this understanding could in turn inform scholarly understanding of the strategy process. We show that strategy meaning-making is characterized by certain institutionalized central themes and understandings that are both constraining as well as enabling the broader strategy making processes.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) 28th Annual International Conference|
|Publisher:||Strategic Management Society|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Strategic Management Society (SMS) 28th Annual International Conference|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Cologne, Germany|
|Date(s) of Event:||12-15 Oct, 2008|
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