Strategy Talk

A Critique of the Discourse of Strategic Management

By Pete Thomas

© 2013 – Routledge

256 pages

About the Book

Strategy Talk provides an insightful critique of strategic management. The author analyses discourse in this area and highlights the broad problems with the orthodox mainstream strategy discourse. The book will be a refreshing read for all scholars involved with strategic management and all those interested in critical management studies more generally.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part One: Building a Critical Analysis of Strategic Management 1. The Strategic Management Field 2. The Critical Analysis of Strategic Management 3. Analysing Strategic Management Discourse Part Two: The Social Context and Practice of Strategic Management 4. Academic Work and Strategic Management Discourse 5. The Consultancy / Guru Industry 6. Management Practice 7. Recontextualization and Strategic Management Discourse Part III: Analysing the Discourse 8. Competetive Analysis 9. Stakeholder Management 10. Change and Complexity Conclusion

About the Series

Routledge Research in Strategic Management

Concerned primarily with responses to external issues such as in understanding customers' needs and responding to competitive forces, strategic management is dynamic, defining the decisions that provide overall direction and objectives to an organization. This series explores, develops and critiques the numerous models and frameworks designed to assist in strategic decision making in internal and external environments. It publishes scholarly research in all methodologies and perspectives that comprise the discipline, and welcomes diverse multi-disciplinary research methods, including qualitative and quantitative studies, conceptual and computational models.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS063000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning