The seeking of strategy where it is not: Towards a theory of strategy absence

Andrew Inkpen, Nandan Choudhury

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Abstract

Strategy researchers are preoccupied with the study of existing strategy systems and processes, with the result that they do not question situations where a strategy is expected to exist but does not. The investigation of such voids is likely to enhance greatly the understanding of the nature of organizational strategy, both in its presence and in its absence. The perspective offered in this paper is that strategy absence is a legitimate phenomenon of interest to business management scholars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-323
Number of pages11
JournalStrategic Management Journal
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • constructive ambiguity
  • patterns of decision making
  • strategy absence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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