Strategic Adaptation

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    Abstract

    This article provides an overview of theoretical contributions that have influenced the discourse around strategic adaptation including contingency perspectives, strategic fit reasoning, decision structure, information processing, corporate entrepreneurship, and strategy process. The related concepts of strategic renewal, dynamic managerial capabilities, dynamic capabilities, and strategic response capabilities are discussed and contextualized against strategic responsiveness. The insights derived from this article are used to outline the contours of a dynamic process of strategic adaptation. This model incorporates elements of central strategizing, autonomous entrepreneurial behavior, interactive information processing, and open communication systems that enhance the organization's ability to observe exogenous changes and respond effectively to them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
    EditorsJames D. Wright
    Number of pages7
    Volume12
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier
    Publication date2015
    Edition2.
    Pages501–507
    ISBN (Print)9780080970868
    ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Andersen, T. J. (2015). Strategic Adaptation. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2. ed., Vol. 12, pp. 501–507). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.73102-3