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"In business the survival and flourishing of an organisation is most often associated with the ability of its strategists to create a distinctive identity by confronting and rising above others. Yet not all organisational accomplishment can be explained with recourse to deliberate choice and purposeful design on the part of strategic actors. This book shows why. Using exam ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Cambridge University Press
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Is it possible to think differently about strategy? Our Western worldview is deeply committed to an activist conception of strategy. Indeed, "if strategy amounts to anything, it is predicated upon a sense of being able to do something, of intervening deliberately to change the course of events in one's favour." In its worst excesses, organisational strategy boils down to a battle plan, an offensive campaign to strangle competitors and pillage untapped market potential. A more evolved conception ...more
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