The Role of the Social Context for Strategy-Making: Examining the impact of embeddedness on the performance of strategic Initiatives by Karolin MarxThe Role of the Social Context for Strategy-Making: Examining the impact of embeddedness on the performance of strategic Initiatives by Karolin Marx

The Role of the Social Context for Strategy-Making: Examining the impact of embeddedness on the…

byKarolin Marx

Paperback | October 28, 2004

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v Foreword Over the years strategic initiatives have received increasing importance as core vehicles for strategy-making. These coordinated undertakings enable firms to reinforce the current strategy or alter it in order to realign the organization in accordance with changed environmental conditions. Despite the growing importance of strategic initiatives the overall understanding of their professional management is still limited. While previous research has acknowledged the importance of the organizational context for the successful development of strategic initiatives, so far only little research has focused on this important link. Especially the social side of the organizational context has remained under-investigated. Karolin Marx addresses this shortcoming and analyzes the role of the social context, represented by the embeddedness of the initiative team in the intrafirm network, for strategy­ making. As initiatives are pursued by teams, it is reasonable to assume that the type and quality of the team's social relations to other organizational units impacts the thinking and behavior within the team and thus the performance of the initiative.
Dr. Karolin Marx war wissenschaftliche Assistentin bei Prof. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens am Institut für Betriebswirtschaft der Universität St. Gallen. Sie ist als Unternehmensberaterin bei einer international führenden Managementberatung tätig.
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Title:The Role of the Social Context for Strategy-Making: Examining the impact of embeddedness on the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:289 pagesPublished:October 28, 2004Publisher:Deutscher UniversitätsverlagLanguage:English

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Theoretical background: strategy process research; evolutionary theory; exploring strategic initiatives; the social context of strategic initiativesTheoretical model: core model and extended model Methodology: methodological approach; research sites; data collection and sample; measures; analytical strategyResults, implications, conclusions