Search for dissertations about: "strategy-as-practice"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the word strategy-as-practice.

  1. 1. Exploring the concept of strategy using a practice lens: The case of a large construction company

    Author : Martin Löwstedt; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Strategy-as-Practice; Self-reinforcing mechanism; Practice; Narratives; Identity; Construction; Interpretative approach;

    Abstract : Ever since its origins back in the 1960´s, strategy researchers have been engaged in an ongoing discussion about what strategy actually means. Over the historical development of the strategic-management field strategy has gone from something that top managers formulated; it has gone from including a rather limited analytical process, to being a pattern in streams of actions and to encompass a myriad of strategic micro processes. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Practice of Strategy Formation – Opening the Green Box

    Author : Magnus Rosén; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; strategic management; strategy formation; strategy-as-practice; strategy process; strategy as an emergent process; environmental management; greening of business; sustainability;

    Abstract : This thesis reports the results from an in-depth longitudinal study of how a new strategy actually forms in practice. The focus is on a Swedish multinational firm called the “MECH Group” and its efforts to combine environmental and business concerns in the new strategy called “Positive Impact. READ MORE

  3. 3. Digital Capability Investigating Coevolution of IT and Business Strategies

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Johan Sandberg; Umeå universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Digital capability; IT strategy; coevolution; IT innovation; digital innovation; organizational evolution; practice research; strategy-as-practice; evolutionary theory;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates the role of information technology (IT) in organizational strategy. Specifically, it examines how organizations can persist in turbulent competitive landscapes characterized by IT innovations. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mind the Mind : Strategic Communication in the Swedish Green Party

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Emma Svensson; Uppsala universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Strategic Communication; Strategic Political Communication; Election Campaigns; Practice Theory; Strategy as Practice; Objective Mind; Biography; Positioning; Tensions; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Media and Communication Studies;

    Abstract : An increasingly complex environment and pressure from external publics on organizations to speak consistently challenge contemporary organizations. Strategic communication has been portrayed as offering a method for organizations to handle these complexities and is characterized not only as a rational way to handle problems organization face by centralizing, planning, and controlling, but as inevitable. READ MORE

  5. 5. Strategizing in construction: Exploring practices and paradoxes

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Martin Löwstedt; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; strategy-as-practice SAP ; organizational change; strategizing; practice; social identity; strategy; construction industry;

    Abstract : The starting point of this thesis was an identified lack of strategy-related research within the construction industry as well as a lack of comprehensive strategy management at the organizational level in construction. A growing number of researchers have highlighted the importance of strategy research in construction in regards to increase understanding of long-term development and change on the organizational levels of construction companies. READ MORE