The Handbook of Research on Strategy Process reveals the current state of the art of strategy process research as a whole as well as emerging research initiatives. It also discusses managerial and organizational factors affecting strategy implementation. Written by a blend of both leading researchers in the field and younger, emerging scholars, this insightful Handbook explores new directions in strategy process research. The authors examine family businesses, non-family firms, educational institutions, and government organizations and provide contextualized accounts of strategy process in specific organizational settings. Created to provide comprehensive coverage of strategy process, this book will prove inspirational to academics, students and researchers of entrepreneurship and strategic management. Practitioners and consultants will also find this volume thought-provoking.
Contents: Introduction Pietro Mazzola and Franz W. Kellermanns PART I: REFLECTIONS 1. The Development of Strategy Process Research and the Most Influential Articles and Authors Ofer H. Azar and David M. Brock 2. Shifting Focus from the Determinants to the Origin: The Foundations of a Dynamic View of Managerial Discretion Ingo Kleindienst and Thomas Hutzschenreuter 3. The Politics of Strategy Process Duane Windsor 4. The Strategic Arena Approach to Strategy Process Research Anders Melander, Leif Melin and Mattias Nordqvist 5. Strategy Process Research and the RBV: Social Barriers to Imitation Patrick Regner 6. The Feedback Structure of the Strategy Process and Top Management's Role in Shaping Emerging Strategic Behavior Vittorio Coda and Edoardo Mollona 7. Putting the Manager Back into the Picture: The Value of a Strategy Process Perspective Torsten Schmid, Steven W. Floyd and Bill Wooldridge PART II: DELIBERATE STRATEGIES 8. Making Strategy Work: A Literature Review on the Factors Influencing Strategy Implementation Li Yang, Guo-hui Sun and Martin J. Eppler 9. Five Alternative Approaches to the Strategic Reorientation Process Robert Chapman Wood and Osvald M. Bjelland 10. Managerial Interplay: Linking Intent to Realized Strategy Bill Wooldridge and J. Ignacio Canales 11. Banking on Ambidexterity: A Longitudinal Study of Ambidexterity, Volatility and Performance Amir Sasson and Mario Minoja 12. From Theory to Action: The Story of One Strategy Paul N. Friga PART III: EMERGING STRATEGIES 13. Strategic Initiatives: Past, Present and Future Christoph Lechner and Markus Kreutzer 14. The Risky Prospects of Entrepreneurial Initiatives: Bias Duality and Bias Reversal in Established Firms James J. Chrisman, Alain Verbeke and Erick P.C. Chang 15. Entrepreneurial Orientation: The Driving Force for Corporate Entrepreneurship Esra Memili, G.T. Lumpkin and Gregory G. Dess 16. A Complexity Perspective on Strategic Process Research Terry B. Porter PART IV: SPECIAL TOPICS 17. Strategic Decision Processes in the Realm of Strategic Alliances Jorge Walter 18. A Review of Research Progress in Understanding the Acquisition Integration Process: Building Directions for Future Research Annette L. Ranft, Frank C. Butler and Jennifer C. Sexton 19. Internationalization Process Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra 20. Constructing Power to Drive Strategy Processes in Multinational Firms Markus Venzin 21. Perceptions, Processes and Performance During Organizational Decline Michael R. Braun and Scott F. Latham 22. An Institutional View of Process Strategy in the Public Sector P. Devereaux Jennings, Paul A. Zandbergen and Martin L. Martens 23. Public Sector and Strategic Management: The Case Study at the US Army Corps of Engineers Anil Patel 24. The OODA Loop: A New Strategic Management Approach for Family Business Joseph H. Astrachan, Chester W. Richards, Gaia G. Marchisio and George E. Manners Index
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