• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This ground-breaking book reframes the perspective taken in most strategy research in two key ways: by describing organizational renewal from a middle-level perspective and by reconceptualizing the theoretical basis for strategy process research. Part I reviews the existing literature in the strategy process, including recent literature on strategic renewal. Part II builds the theoretical basis for a middle level perspective, focusing on knowledge development, social network analysis and organizational trust. Part III moves from synthesizing existing research toward the development of a model for conducting research from a middle-level perspective.

Research Approaches and Future Directions
Research approaches and future directions

We need more insight into how new ideas are generated…. We need a much greater understanding of how and why midlevel leaders emerge…. We need to learn more about the ratification and integration process.

In this final chapter, we take a look at the research questions and methodologies that seem most relevant to a middle-level perspective of strategy. As a way to organize the discussion, Figure 7.1 highlights three focal points, or categories of research. The first category concerns research on the strategic renewal process itself. Although Chapter 6 is an attempt to develop a model identifying and highlighting relationships among important elements of the process, the model must be considered underspecified. Thus, it is critical that ...

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