Practicing Strategy: Text and Cases

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Practising Strategy is a groundbreaking new textbook focusing wholly on the cutting-edge Strategy as Practice approach, which considers strategy not only as something an organisation has but something which its members do.

Key features:

- The first textbook to use the insights from the research from a strategy as practice perspective to start informing managerial practice

- Packed with case studies

- Learning features include chapter summaries and discussion questions

By bringing together a number of distinctive investigations of strategy practice, this book will enrich our understanding of the dynamic process through which organizational strategies are created and executed.

Practising strategy will be an invaluable text for postgraduate students of strategy, strategic management and related modules.

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About the Author:

Sotirios Paroutis is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick Business School. He earned his PhD from the University of Bath. His research has been published in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, California Management Review, and Journal of Knowledge Management. His research interests lie in the study of strategy practices and processes in challenging and complex organizational settings in the UK and globally. More information can be found at www.paroutis.org

Sotirios can be reached at sotirios.paroutis@wbs.ac.uk

Loizos Heracleous is a Professor of Strategy and Organization at Warwick Business School. He earned his PhD from the University of Cambridge. His research has been published in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, MIS Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review. He researches strategic change processes, organization development, organizational discourse, corporate governance, and other related areas. More information can be found at www.heracleous.org

Loizos can be reached at loizos.heracleous@wbs.ac.uk

Duncan Angwin is The Sir Roland Smith Professor in Strategic Management at Lancaster University. He earned his PhD from University of Warwick. He researches strategic practices in M&A and has recently completed a major EU funded research project on European M&A. He holds a major research award at Said Business School, Oxford University, to study M&A communications practices. Duncan sits on the Advisory Boards of the M&A research centre, CASS Business School and a Grand Ecole business school, Paris and is senior judge for the Management Consulting Association. Duncan has published eight books and fifty journal articles on Strategy and M&A. More information can be found at www.duncanangwin.com

Duncan can be reached at d.n.angwin@lancaster.ac.uk

Review:

'The authors of this book have distilled the core messages of strategy-as-practice into a series of easy-to-read and easy-to-apply chapters. It has done well to retain sufficient sophistication for an academic audience, drawing on recent studies and explaining theoretical ideas, while also ensuring accessibility by presenting them in a format that is comprehensible for practitioners and students without prior knowledge in this area' -- Jane Le 'This is a first: an academically rigorous textbook on the practicalities of strategizing. It will be a vital resource to all teachers and students interested in Strategy-as-Practice' Richard Wittington, Professor of Strategy and Millmann Fellow University of Oxford 'Over the last decade, Strategy-as-Practice has emerged as a distinctive approach to studying strategy. By treating strategy as something that people do rather than something that firms in their markets have, it has revolutionized our understanding of this important area of management. With this textbook we now have an important resource that will help teaching this approach in the classroom. The book provides a step-by-step introduction to Strategy-as-Practice, a discussion of its main components and several exciting case studies. I am sure that both students and teachers will find the book of great value' Professor David SeidlChair of Organization and Management, University of Zurich 'This is an outstanding strategy text that takes strategists and their work seriously. Students, practitioners and scholars who seek to understand the micro-levels of strategy including practitioners, practices and praxis will find this an invaluable reading' Patrick Regner Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics 'This book is a welcome addition to the field of Strategic management. The case studies are original and really help to render the Strategy as Practice perspective accessible to practitioners and students alike' Veronique Ambrosini Professor of Management, Monash University, Australia 'This book makes an important contribution by adopting a new stance of strategy as practice. It has a good mix of theory and practice and an excellent range of case studies.' -- Professor Darren Calcher, CMI Management Book of the Year Category Judge ' A very interesting, absorbing and well-considered book that explores a subject often overlooked: that strategy must be executed and thus evolves in practice.' -- Nigel Girling, CMI Management Book of the Year Category Judge

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