Taking "strategy-as-practice" across the Atlantic

Paula Jarzabkowski, Sarah Kaplan

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An increasingly large group of scholars in Europe have begun to take a practice lens to understanding problems of strategy making in organizations. Strategy-as-practice research is premised on the notion that all social life is constituted within practices, and that practices and practitioners are essential subjects of study. Applying this lens to strategy foregrounds the mundane, everyday work involved in doing strategy. In doing so, it expands our definition of the salient outcomes to be studied in strategic management and provides new perspectives on the mechanisms for producing such outcomes. As strategy-as-practice scholars, we have been puzzled about how much more slowly the ideas in this burgeoning field have traveled from their home in Europe to the United States than have other ideas in strategic management traveled from the United States to Europe. In this chapter, we contribute some thoughts about the development of the strategy-as-practice field and its travels in academia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe globalization of strategy research
EditorsJoel A.C. Baum, Joseph B. Lampel
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84950-899-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-84950-898-8 , 1-84950-898-4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameAdvances in strategic management
ISSN (Print)0742-3322


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