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Book chapters (2010), Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice, Cambridge University Press (10), pp. 184-198

A Bourdieusian Perspective on Strategizing

The aim of this chapter is to show how Bourdieu’s praxeology contributes to a better understanding of strategizing as a practice. Bourdieu’s framework proposes a relational and dispositional view of social life, with the concepts of field, capital, and habitus. This framework can contribute to advancing strategy-as practice research by overcoming the dichotomies that shape but constrain research in strategy: the micro/macro alternative, the opposition between structure and agency, and the dilemma between rationality and emerging strategy. It broadens our view of strategy by enlarging the vision of strategizing as a practice performed by a large spectrum of agents who seriously engage in struggles to dominate the field, and by taking into consideration the role of academics in these struggles. Link to the article

GOMEZ, M.L. (2010). A Bourdieusian Perspective on Strategizing. In: Damon Golsorkhi, Linda Rouleau, David Seidl, Eero Vaara eds. Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, pp. 184-198.

Keywords : #Bourdieu, #Capital, #Champ, #Habitus, #Pratique, #Stratégie