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Routines, Strategies and Management
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Routines, Strategies and Management

Engaging for Recurrent Creation ‘At the Edge’

9781785366307 Edward Elgar Publishing
Simon Grand, University of St Gallen, Switzerland
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78536 630 7 Extent: 208 pp
The dynamic interplay of routines, strategies and management allows companies to successfully move forward within their industries. This book contributes to a coherent conceptualization of strategy, organization and management from a practice perspective, identifying strategy as realized in the action.

Simon Grand provides a theoretical framework and detailed exploration in the context of two attractive empirical cases. He discusses topics such as theorizing routine dynamics, managerial engagement and managing routines as strategies to provide a detailed exploration of the importance of organizational routines for strategy.

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The dynamic interplay of routines, strategies and management allows companies to successfully move forward within their industries. This book contributes to a coherent conceptualization of strategy, organization and management from a practice perspective, identifying strategy as realized in the action.

Simon Grand provides a theoretical framework and detailed exploration in the context of two attractive empirical cases. He discusses topics such as theorizing routine dynamics, managerial engagement and managing routines as strategies to provide a detailed exploration of the importance of organizational routines for strategy.

This book will be of interest to researchers in the areas of organizational studies, strategic management, technological innovation and the creative industries. The empirical case studies will also be of use to students and scholars of various disciplines.
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‘This book deals elegantly with the questions about the role of management raised by strategy as practice research: if strategy is emergent and based on the actions of people who work in and for the organization and if these people have agency, what is the role of management in creating strategic direction? It provides a comprehensive overview and novel synthesis of research relevant to the question of how management actions and enacted routines produce realized strategies through the multiplicity of actions taken in the performance of organizational work. Through Grand’s theorizing of engagement regimes, strategic management becomes a fully dynamic activity connecting the micro (enacted performances of routines in organizations) and the macro (realized strategies).’
– Martha S. Feldman, University of California, Irvine, US
Contents
Contents: 1. Researching Routines as Strategies – A Strategy-as-practice View 2. Theorizing Routine Dynamics – A Practice View 3. Managerial Engagement – A Practice View on Strategic Management 4. Managing Routines as Strategies – A Case in Haute Couture Textiles 5. Routinizing Strategic Management – A Case in Software Engineering Conclusion References Index


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