Pragmatic Apparatus – It’s Practice. But is it Strategy? Reinvigorating strategy-as-practice by rethinking consequentiality

Cited by Lee Sonogan

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Abstract by Paula Jarzabkowski, Mustafa Kavas, Elisabeth Krull

In this essay we revisit the radical agenda proposed by strategy-as-practice scholars to study strategy as it emerges within people’s practices. We show that, while much progress has been made, there is still a dominant focus on articulated strategies, which has implications for what is seen as strategic. We anchor our argument in the notion of consequentiality – a guiding yet, ironically, constraining principle of the strategy-as-practice agenda. Our paper proposes a deeper understanding of the notion of strategy as ‘consequential’ in terms of both what is important to a wider range of actors and also following the consequences of these actors’ practices through the patterns of action that they construct. In doing so, we offer a conceptual and an empirical approach to reinvigorating the strategy-as-practice agenda by inviting scholars to take a more active role in field sites, in deciding and explaining what practices are strategic.

Publication: Organization Theory (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Pub Date: July 5, 2021 Doi:

Keywords: consequentiality, field immersion, mundane practices, practice, practitioner, strategizing, strategy, strategy-as-practice (Plenty more sections and references in this research article)

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