Introduction: Adaptive Strategy-making in Turbulent Environments

Torben Juul Andersen, Simon Torp, Stefan Linder

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This first chapter argues that turbulent environments require adaptive strategy for survival and continued prosperity and thereby introduces the attempts to determine effective response capabilities in contemporary firms, which are presented in the ensuing chapters. The background in prior strategy research is outlined to position the various contributions within a proper backdrop as potential extensions to prior insights generated in the strategic management field. It suggests a need for multiple methodological approaches to gain new diverse and relevant knowledge from rich qualitative field studies as well as quantitative data probes and computational analyses. Finally, the ensuing chapters are briefly presented to provide a coherent view of the contributions made by this specific collection of chapters that the authors hope will inspire and fuel ongoing work in this important area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategic Responsiveness and Adaptive Organizations : New Research Frontiers in International Strategic Management
EditorsTorben Juul Andersen, Simon Torp, Stefan Linder
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9781789730128
ISBN (Electronic)9781789730111, 9781789730135
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe 18th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2018: Research in Action – Accelerating knowledge creation in management - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018


ConferenceThe 18th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2018
Internet address
SeriesEmerald Studies in Global Strategic Responsiveness


  • Autonomy
  • Dispersed decision-making
  • Emergence
  • Open strategy
  • Planning
  • Practices
  • Strategic responsiveness

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