Beyond addiction: Hierarchy and other ways of getting strategy done

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dc.contributor.author Pina E Cunha, Miguel en_US
dc.contributor.author Rego, Armenio en_US
dc.contributor.author Clegg, Stewart en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:35:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011004462 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pina E Cunha Miguel, Rego Armenio, and Clegg Stewart 2011, 'Beyond addiction: Hierarchy and other ways of getting strategy done', Elsevier, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 491-503. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0263-2373 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2011.06.002 en_US
dc.title Beyond addiction: Hierarchy and other ways of getting strategy done en_US
dc.parent European Management Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 29 en_US
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 150300 en_US
dc.personcode 0000018006 en_US
dc.personcode 0000059171 en_US
dc.personcode 960853 en_US
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.staffid 960853 en_US


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