Strategy as text and discursive practice:a genre-based approach to strategizing in city administration

Palli, Pekka and Vaara, E. and Sorsa, Virpi (2009) Strategy as text and discursive practice:a genre-based approach to strategizing in city administration. Discourse and Communication, 3 (3). pp. 303-318. ISSN 1750-4813

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Abstract

Despite the acknowledged importance of strategic planning in business and other organizations, there are few studies focusing on strategy texts and the related processes of their production and consumption. In this article, we attempt to partially fill this research gap by examining the institutionalized aspects of strategy discourse: what strategy is as genre. Combining textual analysis and analysis of conversation, the article focuses on the official strategy of the City of Lahti in Finland. Our analysis shows how specific communicative purposes and lexico-grammatical features characterize the genre of strategy and how the actual negotiations over strategy text involve particular kinds of intersubjectivity and intertextuality.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Discourse and Communication
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3315
Subjects:
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Strategic Management
ID Code: 64860
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2013 09:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 07:38
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/64860

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