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Generating Internal Commitment to Implementing Strategy

Chris Argyris

in Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195132861
eISBN:
9780199848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132861.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter explains how to generate internal commitment to implementing strategy using two illustrations. The first illustration shows how the making of strategic choices can be integrated with ... More


Union Strategies in Context

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Union strategies, both formal and ‘realized’, are defined before setting them in the British context by reference to economic, political, and social factors. The effect of the environment on unions' ... More


Strategy, Structure, and Institutions of Management and Labour

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter reviews the existing literature on modern corporations and unions in Japan. It shows that the prevailing paradigm is insufficient to account for firm and union boundaries. It posits an ... More


Cultural Collapse and Religious Congregations of Women

Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit

in Catholic Higher Education: A Culture in Crisis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305517
eISBN:
9780199784813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305515.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter presents a cautionary tale about cultural change that highlights the inherent difficulties in the process. It analyzes one of the biggest success stories in Catholic culture, namely, the ... More


Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Christopher Pollitt, Xavier Girre, Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, Hilkka Summa, and Marit Waerness

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

Performance audit is now in fashion, but has in the past been a somewhat closed world, little studied by outsiders. Now an international team of researchers has studied the work of five national ... More


Strategy: Reason and Equilibrium

David Gauthier

in Morals by Agreement

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249924
eISBN:
9780191597497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198249926.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality is concerned with interaction among persons, and so with strategic choice, in which each adopts a strategy on the basis of what he expects others to do. We state three conditions of ... More


Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace

Emily Goldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757263
eISBN:
9780804777353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757263.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The United States faces a complex and rapidly shifting international security landscape. Forces of ethnic and religious extremism, diffusion of information technologies, proliferation of mass ... More


Strategic Choice in Uncertain Times

in Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757263
eISBN:
9780804777353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757263.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the sources and nature of uncertainty and the logic of case selection. It evaluates the specific problems facing planners and operators in uncertain times and develops the ... More


Why go abroad? The rationale of cross-border moves

Markus Venzin

in Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter addresses a first essential strategic choice that internationalizing financial services firms face: should cross-border markets be served or not? It offers a detailed description of the ... More


United States, 1990–2010

in Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757263
eISBN:
9780804777353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757263.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter concentrates on the United States today. In particular, it analyzes how the United States has responded in an uncertain world and the forces that have shaped strategic choice. The ... More


Information Institutions Matter!

Spencer D. Bakich

in Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107684
eISBN:
9780226107851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107851.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the findings of the previous four empirical chapters and spells out the implications of the information institution approach for international relations theory and foreign ... More


Strategic Choice: Taking ‘Business’ out of B-schools

Peter McKiernan and David Wilson

in The Institutional Development of Business Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198713364
eISBN:
9780191781773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713364.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter argues that a number of pressures have forced b-schools to become largely synonymous with private, profit-making business organizations, and the result has been that traditional ... More


Post–Crimean War Period, 1856–1910

in Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757263
eISBN:
9780804777353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757263.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter investigates Russian and British policy between the Crimean War and World War I. It concentrates on Russian and British responses to uncertainty about their strategic and technological ... More


Consequences of Strategic Choices

in Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757263
eISBN:
9780804777353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757263.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter evaluates the consequences of strategic choices made over time, assessing their effect on states' power and position, and weighing the advantages and disadvantages of different ... More


The Sartrean Response

Berislav Marušić

in Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198714040
eISBN:
9780191782497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714040.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends the Sartrean Response. According to this response, we can rationally believe that we will do something even if we have evidence that there is a significant chance that we ... More


Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds

Steven J. Brams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015226
eISBN:
9780262295932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015226.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Game theory models are ubiquitous in economics, common in political science, and increasingly used in psychology and sociology; in evolutionary biology, they offer compelling explanations for ... More


Ringtone: Exploring the Rise and Fall of Nokia in Mobile Phones

Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198777199
eISBN:
9780191822988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777199.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

In less than three decades, Nokia emerged from Finland to lead the mobile phone revolution. It grew to have one of the most recognizable and valuable brands in the world and then fell into decline, ... More


Research Question, Hypotheses, and Theoretical Framework

Michaël Tatham

in With, Without, or Against the State?: How European Regions Play the Brussels Game

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198758624
eISBN:
9780191818547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758624.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter spells out the book’s research question and solves some definitional issues related to the dependent variable. The three main hypotheses which will structure the analysis throughout the ... More


From the Mundane to the Sophisticated: Military Innovation Studies and the Question of Power

Matthew Ford

in Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190623869
eISBN:
9780190686574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623869.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter asks whether it is possible to draw analogies between mundane and sophisticated technology. The previous chapters have explored different dimensions of innovation across multiple ... More


Getting There, Staying There

Patrick Weller

in The Prime Ministers' Craft: Why Some Succeed and Others Fail in Westminster Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199646203
eISBN:
9780191850424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199646203.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Gaining and holding office is the fundamental requirement for all prime ministers. This chapter explores their routes to power, by winning elections or by replacing an incumbent, and then assesses ... More


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