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

    Keywords

    • constructive ambiguity
    • patterns of decision making
    • strategy absence

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Strategy and Management

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