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- DescriptionStrategy exhibits a pervasive commitment to the belief that the best approach to adopt in dealing with affairs of the world is to confront, overcome and subjugate things to conform to our will, control and eventual mastery. Performance is about sustaining distinctiveness. This direct and deliberate approach draws inspiration from ancient Greek roots and has become orthodoxy. Yet there are downsides. This book shows why. Using examples from the world of business, ecomics, military strategy, politics and philosophy, it argues that success may inadvertently emerge from the everyday coping actions of a multitude of individuals, ne of whom intended to contribute to any preconceived design. A consequence of this claim is that a paradox exists in strategic interventions, one that strategist can afford to igre. The more single-mindedly a strategic goal is sought, the more likely such calculated instrumental action eventually works to undermine its own initial success.
- Author BiographyRobert C. H. Chia is Professor of Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School. Robin Holt is Reader at the University of Liverpool Management School.
- Author(s)Robert C. H. Chia,Robin Holt
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication08/10/2009
- SubjectManagement & Business: General
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note1 table
- Weight560 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine17 mm
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