Improving management practice through strategizing practice
Sullivan-Taylor, Bridgette and Branicki, Layla (2011) Improving management practice through strategizing practice. In: Strategic Management Society (SMS) 31st Annual International Conference, Miami, Florida, 6-9 Nov 2011. Published in: Proceedings of the SMS 31st Annual International Conference (Session 196).Full text not available from this repository.
Multinational companies are increasingly focussed on how they can manage the threat and actuality of extreme events with many appointing specialist managers tasked with implementing strategies to improve organizational resilience. This proposal examines what these managers ‘do’ in planning for and responding to extremes and their associated attempts to influence strategic decision making. Analysis of a large exploratory qualitative dataset indicates that the emerging practices are ineffective (in the eyes of the actors) indicating that business continuity managers lack the positioning, legitimacy and gravitas to implement espoused strategies at the point of practice. It is also argued that the strategies that emerge are mitigated by other organizational priorities as business continuity managers in effect act as messengers rather than architects of business continuity management.
|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 SMS 31st Annual International Conference|
|Publisher:||Strategic Management Society|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Strategic Management Society (SMS) 31st Annual International Conference|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Miami, Florida|
|Date(s) of Event:||6-9 Nov 2011|
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