This book presents novel theoretical ideas and empirical findings where the fields of strategizing and organizing meet. At this boundary lie many of the most crucial theoretical and practical issues for management and managing. Innovative Forms of Organizing, the eagerly awaited sequel to The Innovating Organization (SAGE, 2000), draws upon the comprehensive data sets of the INFORM programme of research, to examine the development of innovative forms of organizing and company performance in organizations across Europe, Japan and the United States. Innovative Forms of Organizing establishes and develops three strong themes: organizing and strategizing; complementarities, change and performance; and the management of dualities in the modern corporation. The book then discusses the implications of its presented ideas for strategizing/organizing in the 21st century firm and the challenges for management researchers of conducting large scale, international comparative research. Innovative Forms of Organizing thereby illustrates 21st Century management research in 21st Century organizations across Europe, Japan and the USA. This seminal international study will be a classic in the field for years to come for scholars and policy makers in academia, business and government who are interested in strategy, organization and international management.

Leadership: The Role of Interactive Strategizing

Leadership: The Role of Interactive Strategizing
Leadership: The role of interactive strategizing
LeonaAchtenhagenLeifMelinTomasMüllernThomasEricson
Introduction

What we argue for in this volume is to enhance our understanding of strategic and organizational change by going beyond the ‘structure follows strategy’ and ‘strategy follows structure’ perspectives. Instead, organizations can be understood as continuous and intertwined processes of organizing and strategizing, as dynamic entities rather than as static organizational structures and strategic positions. Taking such a dynamic perspective on innovating organizations stresses the importance of actors in the organizing/strategizing processes: who are the key actors and what characterizes their roles?

It is often claimed that the roles of leaders and employees would change with the emergence of innovative forms of organizing. Yet, our knowledge about those new roles, especially in organizing and strategizing ...

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