How boards strategise: A strategy as practice view

Hendry, Kevin P., Kiel, Geoffrey C. and Nicholson, Gavin (2010) How boards strategise: A strategy as practice view. Long Range Planning, 43 1: 33-56. doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2009.09.005

Author Hendry, Kevin P.
Kiel, Geoffrey C.
Nicholson, Gavin
Title How boards strategise: A strategy as practice view
Journal name Long Range Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0024-6301
Publication date 2010-02
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.lrp.2009.09.005
Volume 43
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 56
Total pages 24
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract While board involvement in strategy is seen as increasingly important, our understanding of how boards fulfil this role is limited. This article draws on indepth qualitative research with directors and senior managers to develop a Strategy as Practice view on how boards “do” strategy. Two different but complementary strategising practices – Procedural Strategising and Interactive Strategising – are identified and elaborated in terms of their underlying micro-activities. The internal boardroom factors that affect the relative emphasis on these strategising practices – the strategic stance of the board, board power and the perceived legitimacy of each practice – are also identified and discussed. These findings are then integrated into a typology of board strategising. A key implication of this paper is that boards need to consciously choose the nature and extent of their involvement in strategy.Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
Keyword Qualitative research
Senior managers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 5 November 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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