The Design of Open Strategy Tools: An Experiment in Digital-Strategy Making

Sergejs Groskovs, Anders Kryger

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A key issue in open strategy research concerns the inclusion of various actors in strategizing. In this paper, we focus on the role of strategy tools in enhancing openness in strategizing. The empirical setting is two cases of strategy development for digitization in one large firm. While strategy making in both cases was oscillating between closed and open practices, one case was treated with a special-purpose tool in a phase that remained for eyes only in another case. Our preliminary findings show that the design of the tool, in this case its ability to necessitate participation and its malleability, can enhance both the inclusion of a broader range of internal actors and their involvement to a greater extent.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event[CANCELLED] SMS Special Conference Berkeley: Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution - University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States
Duration: 25 Mar 202027 Mar 2020


Conference[CANCELLED] SMS Special Conference Berkeley
LocationUniversity of California, Berkeley
CountryUnited States
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