Margaret Archer and a morphogenetic take on strategy

Mutch, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-8054-6649, 2017. Margaret Archer and a morphogenetic take on strategy. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. ISSN 1045-2354

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The morphogenetic framework developed by the social theorist Margaret Archer is outlined in order to suggest what it might bring to the study of strategy. It is
contrasted to practice-based approaches, notably those associated with the work of Richard Whittington and the domain of strategy as practice. Archer’s work provides a
non-deterministic approach which enables the situating of moments of strategic practice in a wider context. Its stress on agential reflexivity opens up interesting lines
of inquiry, not least on the language of strategizing facilitated and encouraged by the multinational corporation. The approach needs to pay more attention to practices, notably organizational routines, but it offers rich resources to the student of organizational strategy.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Critical Perspectives on Accounting
Creators: Mutch, A.
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Date: 7 April 2017
ISSN: 1045-2354
S104523541730028XPublisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 11 Apr 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2018 03:00

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