The Paradoxical Foundation of Strategic Management by Andreas Rasche PDF

By Andreas Rasche

ISBN-10: 3790819751

ISBN-13: 9783790819755

ISBN-10: 379081976X

ISBN-13: 9783790819762

This e-book bargains a scientific critique of the clinical discourse of strategic administration. It uncovers students' unquestioned assumptions and indicates that through upholding those assumptions reseachers imprecise the paradoxical nature of strategic reasoning. To discover the paradoxes of strategic administration the writer refers back to the philosophy of Jacques Derrida. He exposes the paradoxes that unavoidably happen whilst theorizing approximately company process alongside the scale method context, procedure, and content material and indicates how those paradoxes can enhance destiny pondering strategic difficulties. The research is finished by way of a dialogue of theoretical and functional implications which spotlight the necessity to study technique no longer as anything a firm has, yet as anything a firm does. any such 'practice standpoint' supplies connection with the paradoxical floor that strategic administration rests on and enriches students' skill to mirror on practitioners' initiatives whereas 'doing' approach in organizations.

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We start by addressing the most fundamental of all questions: What is strategy and why do we need it anyway? 2). 2. These paradigms demonstrate that there are different accepted notions of strategic management. Within these paradigms, strategy scholars have highlighted and discussed distinctive dimensions. 3). 1 Why Do We Need Strategic Management? Defining the need for a concept like corporate strategy may seem easy at first glance but turns out to be a challenge when considering the large number of varying opinions (Oliver 2001: 7).

Chapter four introduces the philosophy of Jacques Derrida. Starting with some general remarks on the philosophical tradition of postmodernism, which provides a frame of reference for Derrida’s arguments, we explore his style of thinking which is commonly referred to as deconstruction. Since this treatise is not about philosophy but strategic management, we only introduce those parts of Derrida’s work that seem relevant to the overall structure of argumentation. As one would expect, this is not easy, because Derrida has not developed a systematic philosophy.

To keep in mind that even though this study may appear to be straightforward, but is in fact struggling with the tensions that any text holds, we ask the reader to remember that any text can be disrupted in its ‘flow’ if we consider that: “W A R N I N G: LINEARITY KILLS” Structure of Analysis 23 This phrase was introduced by Burrell (1997) who used it in regular intervals throughout his text to underplay the importance of developing an argument in a linear-logical way. The apparent linear nature of the analysis at hand is more a construction than a force.

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