Organizational strategy and its implications for strategic studies: a review essay

Jeffrey Hughes, Martin Kornberger, Phillips O'Brien, Brad Mackay, Sneha Reddy

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Abstract

In this review essay, we investigate how organisational strategy can help refresh traditional strategic and security studies debates. Despite their shared history, both disciplines have evolved in silos, lacking interdisciplinary engagement. To foster dialogue and mutual learning, the paper uses four key themes familiar to ‘Clausewitzian’ strategic studies – ends, ways, means, and friction – and intro- duces key thoughts of contemporary organisational strategy that engage with these themes. Drawing on a specific school of organisational strategy – the Strategy as Practice (SAP) approach – we attempt to broaden the vocabulary of strategic studies. We conclude with implications for future research as well as some critical, practical applications that result from the interdisciplinary encounter between organisational strategy and security studies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Strategic Studies
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date16 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Interdisciplinary strategic studies
  • Strategy implementation
  • Business strategy
  • Management
  • Strategy as practice

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