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Making connections: Harnessing the diversity of strategy-as-practice research

  • 1.  Making connections: Harnessing the diversity of strategy-as-practice research

    Posted 2 days ago
    Dear friends and colleagues.

    Always interested in exploring further the structure of Strategy-As-Practice (SAP) research, disconnects, and crossing strategies. In our review on SAP research, together with Richard Whittington, Eero Vaara, and Rodrigo Rabetino, we identify the following six clusters of research: praxis, sensemaking, discourse, sociomateriality, institutional and process. Identifying some significant disconnects between some of these clusters, we also find various 'crossing strategies' for connecting across four disconnects: (i) micro and macro; (ii) sociomaterial and discourse; (iii) critical and more mainstream; and (iv) practice and process perspectives. By harnessing diversity, these crossing strategies suggest rich agendas for future SAP research, ranging from digitalization to gender inequality. The paper is now open online in International Journal of Management Reviews. For sure there is more to be said, but we hope you will find the paper useful. Ref and link to our paper:
    Kohtamäki, M., Whittington, R., Vaara, E., & Rabetino, R. (2021). Making connections: Harnessing the diversity of strategy-as-practice research. International Journal of Management Reviews, In press. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12274

    All the best,

    Marko KohtamäkiRichard WhittingtonEero VaaraRodrigo Rabetino



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    Marko Kohtamäki
    Professor
    University of Vaasa
    Vaasa
    +358449710432
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