The Paradoxical Foundation of Strategic Management by Andreas RascheThe Paradoxical Foundation of Strategic Management by Andreas Rasche

The Paradoxical Foundation of Strategic Management

byAndreas Rasche

Paperback | October 21, 2010

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At last - a systematic critique of the scientific discourse of strategic management. This fantastic book uncovers scholars' unquestioned assumptions and shows that by upholding these assumptions researchers obscure the paradoxical nature of strategic reasoning. To uncover the paradoxes of strategic management the author refers to the philosophy of Jacques Derrida. He delves into the internal contradictions that inevitably occur when theorizing about corporate strategy along the dimensions strategy context, process, and content and shows how these paradoxes can enrich future thinking about strategic problems.

Title:The Paradoxical Foundation of Strategic ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:345 pagesPublished:October 21, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3790825360

ISBN - 13:9783790825367


Table of Contents

to the Study.- Strategic Management as a Field of Study.- The Dominant Logics of Strategy Research.- Deconstruction and the '(N)either/(N)or'.- Strategic Realities - The Role of Paradox.- The Deconstruction of Strategic Realities.- 'After Derrida' ' Strategy-as-Practice.- Final Reflections - Retrospect and Prospect.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book is well structured and its argument flows logically and coherently. . The book therefore is structured quite conventionally to aid a wide range of readership. . Overall, this book is a novel, refreshing and important contribution to the generally unreflective and programmatic approach widespread in strategy research. It is a scholarly text characterized by theoretical reflection of the highest quality that is notably missing in much of management academia in general." (Andreas Rasche, Organization Studies, Vol. 29, 2008)