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Strategy-as-practice: reflections on the research agenda

Chia, R. (2004) Strategy-as-practice: reflections on the research agenda. European Management Review, 1 (1). pp. 29-35. ISSN 1740-4754

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Abstract

Strategy-as-practice has become an important alternative to the hitherto dominant institutional and resource-based approaches to strategy research. This paper examines some of the underlying conceptions of 'practice' and its implications for researching the micro-practices of strategizing. It concludes with the observation that the notion of habitus is a better way of understanding how consistency and hence strategy in action is achieved and how we might begin to understand strategy-as-practice in terms of a certain style of engagement.