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Handbook of research on strategy and foresight

Author: Laura Anna Costanzo; Robert Bradley MacKay
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, ©2009.
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How can we make sense of dynamic environments and respond strategically to them during the 21st century? This multi-disciplinary volume covers four key areas: strategy and foresight processes; strategy innovation for the future; understanding the future; and strategically responding to the future.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Anna Costanzo; Robert Bradley MacKay
ISBN: 9781845429638 184542963X
OCLC Number: 228581094
Description: xx, 548 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Robert Bradley MacKay, Laura Anna Costanzo --
Probing future : cultivating strategic foresight. Redefining strategic foresight : 'fast' and 'far' sight via complexity science / Bill McKelve, Max Boisot --
Anticipating critique and occasional reason: modes of reasoning in the face of a radically open future / David Seidl, Dominik van Aaken --
Strategic foresight / Ajit Nayak --
Symbolism of foresight process in organizations / Jan Oliver Schwarz --
Strategic foresight : counterfactual and prospective sensemaking in enacted environments / Robert Bradley MacKay --
Modal narratives, possible worlds and strategic foresight / Charles Booth [and others] --
Scenarios as knowledge transformed into strategic 'representations' : the use of foresight studies to help shape and implement strategy / Thomas Durand --
Researching the organization environment relationship / George Burt --
Foresight and organizational becoming : strategy process, practice and change. Strategizing as practicing : strategic learning as a source of connection / Elena P. Antonacopoulou --
Improvisational bricolage : a practice based approach to strategy and foresight / Miguel Pina e Cunha, João Vieira Da Cunha, Stewart R. Clegg --
Micro political strategies and strategizing in multinational corporations : the case study of subsidiary mandate change / Christoph Dörrenbächer, Mike Geppert --
How organizational DNA works / David Weir, Craig Marsh, Wilf Greenwood --
Making sense of organizational becoming : the need for essential stabilities in organizational change / Ian Colville --
Agency in management of change : bringing in relationality, situatedness and foresight / Ahu Tatli, Mustafa F. Özbilgin --
role of resources in institutional entrepreneurship : insights for an approach to strategic management that combines agency and institution / Julie Battilana, Bernard Leca. Shaping the future : strategizing and innovation. Role of middle managers in enabling foresight / Laura A. Costanza, Vicky Tzoumpa --
Hollow at the top : (re) claiming the responsibilities of leadership in strategizing / C. Marlene Fiol, Edward J. O'Connor --
Visions and innovation strategy / Jonathan Sapsed --
Innovation through ambidexterity : how to achieve ambidextrous organization / Constantinos Markides, Wenyi Chu --
Fast cycle capability : a conceptual integration / V.K. Narayanan --
Interactions with customers for innovation / C. Annique Un, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra --
Organizational innovation of the Toyota group / Faith Hatani --
Responding to the future : intuition, inertia and strategic flexibility. Role of intuition in strategic decision making / Marta Sinclair, Eugene Sadler-Smith, Gerard P. Hodgkinson --
(Un) great expectations : effects of underestimations and self perception on performance / Rodolphe Durand --
Strategic foresight and the role of organizational memory within a punctuated equilibrium framework / Stelios C. Zyglidopoulos, Stephanie W.J.C. Schreven --
Adaptation, inertia and the flexible organization : a study of the determinants of organizational flexibility in an emerging economy / Andrés Hatum, Andrew M. Pettigrew --
Addressing path dependency in the capabilities approach : historicism and foresight meet on the 'road less travelled' / Swapnesh K. Masrani, Peter McKiernan --
Dynamic knowledge creation / Taman H. Powell, Howard Thomas --
Foreseeing the problem of conformity in strategy traching, research and practice / Gregory B. Vit.
Responsibility: edited by Laura Anna Costanzo, Robert Bradley MacKay.


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