Breakdowns in Strategizing: Circumspective Deliberation, Discernment, and Habitual Responding
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Learning from failures is an emergent perspective in the fields of strategy and management. This paper draws on the concept of breakdowns, to understand how failures or disruptions in strategists’ everyday practices, including their assisting technologies may help the emergence of new practices, or to reshape, modify, or abandon old practices. Previous literature has made significant contributions but still remains unexamined as to how individuals cope with breakdowns in everyday strategy practices. Failures have typically been treated as all-or-nothing phenomena without any considerations of their characteristics. Findings are based on interviews, diary records, and observations of two banks in Sweden. The paper concludes with a number of implications on theory and practice, and suggests possible future research areas.
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Research subject Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82038OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-82038DiVA: diva2:565170
Strategic Management Society Annual Conference