Strategic Responsiveness: How to Circumvent the Formal Strategy Process

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    The analysis of major resource committing decisions is central focus in
    the strategy field, but despite decades of rich conceptual and empirical
    research we still seem distant from a level of understanding that can
    guide corporate practices under dynamic and unpredictable conditions.
    Strategic decision making is often conceived as ‘standing on the two
    feet’ of deliberate or intended strategic decisions by top management
    and emergent strategic decisions pursued by lower-level managers and
    employees. In this view, the paper proposes that bottom-up initiatives
    have a hard time surfacing in hierarchical organizations and that lowerlevel managers and employees, therefore, pursue various strategies to bypass the official strategy processes to act on emerging strategic issues and adapt to changing environmental conditions.
    Original languageDanish
    Publication date2015
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventSMS Special Conference St. Gallen: Rethinking Corporate Headquarters : Innovative Approaches for Managing the Multi-Divisional Firm - University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Duration: 28 May 201530 May 2015


    ConferenceSMS Special Conference St. Gallen
    LocationUniversity of St. Gallen
    CitySt. Gallen
    Internet address

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