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Pausing as practice in strategy - making and engagement - a case study

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dc.contributor.advisor Williamson, Charmaine Mavis Govender, Sagrie Chantele 2018-10-24T14:28:11Z 2018-10-24T14:28:11Z 2018-06
dc.identifier.citation Govender, Sagrie Chantele (2018) Pausing as practice in strategy - making and engagement - a case study, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <>
dc.description.abstract The study explores pausing in action is, within the ambit of Strategy-as-practice (s-ap) as an emergent school of thought. Pausing is thus discerned during the implementation phase of the strategy of a credit risk system within a South African bank, as strategy is known to take shape during implementation. Different sites of the bank’s systems – change, strategy practitioners, and their times of pausing, form the unit of analysis. Strategy-making and engagement are explored by understanding the influence of pausing on enabling or disenabling the strategic outcome of the risk system. Pausing is situated in an applied and theoretical gap as an intangible under-theorised strategy practice. Practitioners, as champions or non-champions of strategy, pause in various ways, and attribute meaning to this ‘action’. Their account of pausing is recognised for its value-adding or diminishing dimensions to strategy-making. The study follows a comprehensive literature review which shows limited theoretical positions on embodied, latent practices, such as pausing, as strategic practices. The body of knowledge provides a challenge for scholars to consider perceived ‘silences’ or the ‘receding’ of strategists as un-remarked dimensions of strategy, which could nevertheless be instrumental in the nature of the strategic outcome. The contribution of the current study identifies pausing as a strategic practice, especially when considered within the structure of engagement and social learning en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (186 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Strategy-as-practice en
dc.subject Pausing en
dc.subject Practitioners en
dc.subject Champion en
dc.subject Non-champions en
dc.subject Strategy-making en
dc.subject Engagement en
dc.subject Credit risk en
dc.subject Change en
dc.subject Strategic practice en
dc.subject.ddc 658.40120968
dc.subject.lcsh Strategic planning -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Credit -- Management -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Risk -- Management -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Banks and banking -- Risk management -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.title Pausing as practice in strategy - making and engagement - a case study en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Business Management en M. Com. (Business Management)

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