Beyond addiction: Hierarchy and other ways of getting strategy done

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dc.contributor.author Pina e Cunha, M
dc.contributor.author Rego, A
dc.contributor.author Clegg, SR
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation European Management Journal, 2011, 29 (6), pp. 491 - 503
dc.identifier.issn 0263-2373
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18947
dc.description.abstract Hierarchy is habitually presented as the right organizational infrastructure through which to deploy and achieve strategy. We analyze the strategy process, specifically the strategy/execution debate, from the perspective of hierarchy, and contrast the hierarchical mode where top management dominates by separating strategy/ formulation and execution with three alternative modes where the power circuits of strategy extend beyond the managerial elite and are shared by several strategic agents. These three possibilities are: (1) the porous hierarchical mode, in which the hierarchs/higher-ups transfer part of the power for shaping and informing the strategy to the base of the organization; (2) the distributed mode, in which the hierarchs have no direct influence but rather indirect moral authority over execution, and (3) the strategy as simple rules mode, in which strategy/execution is taken as a single iterative process where strategy evolves on the basis of a minimal structure that facilitates strategic interaction and prevents hierarchical control from stifling adaptation.
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.emj.2011.06.002
dc.title Beyond addiction: Hierarchy and other ways of getting strategy done
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent European Management Journal
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 29
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 491 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 503 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Faculty of Business en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1503 Business and Management
dc.personcode 960853
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Business and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Hierarchy; Strategy; Execution; Simple rules en_US
dc.description.keywords Hierarchy
dc.description.keywords Strategy
dc.description.keywords Execution
dc.description.keywords Simple rules
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Management and Organisation Studies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10


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