Placing Strategy Discourse in Context : Sociomateriality, Sensemaking, and Power

Balogun, Julia; Jacobs, Claus Dietrich; Jarzabkowski, Paula; Mantere, Saku; Vaara, Eero (2014). Placing Strategy Discourse in Context : Sociomateriality, Sensemaking, and Power. Journal of Management Studies, 51(2), pp. 175-201. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/joms.12059

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There has been increasing interest in the discursive aspects of strategy over the last two decades. In this editorial we review the existing literature, focusing on six major bodies of discursive scholarship: post-structural, critical discourse analysis, narrative, rhetoric, conversation analysis and metaphor. Our review reveals the significant contributions of research on strategy and discourse, but also the potential to advance research in this area by bringing together research on discursive practices and research on other practices we know to be important in strategy work. We explore the potential of discursive scholarship in integrating between significant theoretical domains (sensemaking, power and sociomateriality), and realms of analysis (institutional, organizational and the episodic), relevant to strategy scholarship. This allows us to place the papers published in the special issue Strategy as Discourse: Its Significance, Challenges and Future Directions among the body of knowledge accumulated thus far, and to suggest a way forward for future scholarship.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

11 Centers of Competence > Center of Comptetence for Public Management (KPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Jacobs, Claus Dietrich

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science

ISSN:

0022-2380

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Claus Dietrich Jacobs

Date Deposited:

24 Sep 2013 10:59

Last Modified:

04 Dec 2018 16:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/joms.12059

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.76117

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/76117

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