Strategy as Practice

While process research made important steps forward in humanizing strategy research and generating more dynamic theories , from a practice perspective it does not go far enough in two ways . First , while process problematizes the role ...


Author: Paula Jarzabkowski

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761944389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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`An important and extremely welcome addition to the strategic management field. In this book the author builds on the work of an emerging community of scholars to lay out theoretical and methodological underpinnings of an activity-based framework for applying the practice lens to strategy' - Academy of Management Review `Paula Jarzabkowski has astutely signaled an agenda for future scholarship that will no doubt fuel the continued growth of this subfield' - Organization Studies `Pioneering work. As the first book in the new strategy-as-practice field, it offers readers both innovative models and exemplary field research' - Richard Whittington, Professor of Strategic Management, Said Business School, Oxford 'Extends and develops the emerging fields of strategy and practice as well as activity theory. It also demonstrates empirically, using University settings, how activity theory is itself bounded by the wider contexts of organisation, embedded routines and the heavy hand of history' - David C. Wilson, University of Warwick `An insightful book that would be of use to people interested in the actual practices of strategy and strategizing' - Organization Bridging the gap between what managers actually do and organizational strategies, this book provides an activity-based framework for studying strategy as practice, with empirical evidence to illustrate the dynamics of this framework in real terms.

Humanizing Our Global Order

civilian direction and civilian conceptions seems a basic requirement for progress in humanizing the global order . ... In the first section of this essay I introduce the concept of a civil dimension of strategy - that is , a rational ...


Author: Ivan L. Head

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802087361

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Hunger, disease, poverty, environmental insecurity, illegitimate governance, civil war, and international conflict are only a few of the causes of today's global turmoil and gross human suffering. Written in honour of Ivan Head, foreign affairs advisor to former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, past president of Canada's International Development Research Centre, and professor emeritus of International law at the University of British Columbia, this collection of distinguished essays addresses the imperative to enhance human dignity and protect human life by humanizing our global order and improving international relations - goals Professor Head strove for throughout his career. The authors argue that the search for possible solutions to these challenges, which has so far tended to proceed without due recognition of the needs, demands, and solutions that emanate from the geo-political South, must in future be conducted with alternate visions that take these factors into account. Each essay seeks to re-assess and re-imagine a specific topic that relates in some significant way to our current global circumstance in ways that advance the book's thematic. With essays grappling with such issues as Multilateral Environmental Agreements, the Use of Force, the Prevention of Civil War through Minority Protection, Common Heritage of Humankind, and the Civil Dimensions of Strategy, the volume deals with a range of diverse topics that are as crucial as they are topical.

Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience

As demonstrated in this chapter, to humanize the distance learning experience of learners in video-based courses, networking strategies not necessarily driven by assessment can suffice. Further research in different contexts and ...


Author: Northcote, Maria

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522509691

Category: Education

Page: 530

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Distance learning is becoming increasingly prevalent in educational settings around the world as it provides more flexibility and access to classes for students and educators alike. While online classrooms are proving to be popular, there is a significant gap in the personalization and humanization of these courses. The Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience features empirical research on promoting the personalization of online learning courses through presence, emotionality, and interactivity within digital classrooms. Highlighting best practices and evaluating student perceptions on distance learning, this handbook will appeal to researchers, educators, course designers, professionals, and administrators.

Classroom Talk for Social Change

Literature can tell powerful counternarratives and present multiple perspectives that humanize people's lived experiences that are ... As a humanizing strategy, the goal of this activity is to build prior knowledge about the characters, ...


Author: Melissa Schieble


ISBN: 9780807763483

Category: Education


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Learn how to foster critical conversations in English language arts classrooms. This guide encourages teachers to engage students in noticing and discussing harmful discourses about race, gender, and other identities. The authors take readers through a framework that includes knowledge about power, a critical learner stance, critical pedagogies, critical talk moves, and vulnerability. The text features in-depth classroom examples from six secondary English language arts classrooms. Each chapter offers specific ways in which teachers can begin and sustain critical conversations with their students, including the creation of teacher inquiry groups that use transcript analysis as a learning tool. Book Features: Strategies that educators can use to facilitate conversations about critical issues. In-depth classroom examples of teachers doing this work with their students. Questions, activities, and resources that foster self-reflection. Tools for engaging in transcript analysis of classroom conversations. Suggestions for developing inquiry groups focused on critical conversations.

Judging and Understanding

The strategy buys humanization at the price of moral accountability. ... The third humanizing strategy in The Hand is to present the perpetrators of the Ukrainian Holocaust as 'ordinary' people, fathers and uncles, aunties and lovers, ...


Author: Dr Pedro Alexis Tabensky

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409485124

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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This collection embodies a debate that explores what could be characterised as the tension between judging and understanding. It seems that after a particular threshold of understanding of the basic facts leading to a given moral transgression, the more we understand the context and motives leading to crime, the more likely we are to abstain from harsh retributive judgement. Martha Nussbaum’s essay ‘Equity and Mercy’, included in this collection, is the philosophical starting point of this debate, and Bernhard Schlink’s novel The Reader - a novel exploring the tension between judging and understanding, among other things - is used as a case study by most contributors. Some contributors, situated at one end of the spectrum of views represented in this collection, argue for the wholesale elimination of our practices of retribution in the light of the tension between judging and understanding, while contributors on the other side of the spectrum argue that the tension does not actually exist. A whole array of intermediate positions, including Nussbaum’s, are represented. This anthology is comprised of nearly all specially commissioned essays bringing together work dealing with the moral, metaphysical, epistemological and phenomenological issues required for properly understanding whether in fact there is a tension between judging and understanding and what the moral and legal implications may be of accepting or rejecting this tension.


This will get you a plan, but it will not build the strategic capacity of your organization because strategic choices must always be made within a context, and strategy and action are always integrated, not detached.


Author: Jamie Notter

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789741127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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"Knowing the tools of social media is a must for successful marketing these days, but the real promise of social media is the way it can teach us a whole new way of doing business. Humanize takes the principles underlying social media's growth and applies them to the way we lead and manage our organizations"--Back cover.

An Educator s Guide to Humanizing Nursing Education

They invite you to consider the following questions: • What strategies do you/can you do to enhance your critical consciousness? ... What caring strategies can you use in the classroom to humanize students' learning experiences?


Author: Chantal Cara, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826190093

Category: Medical

Page: 165

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Delivers specific guidelines for implementing human caring within teaching practices along with a wealth of examples Grounded in the belief that translating caring science within teaching practices will humanize nursing education, this important book emphasizes the ways in which teachers can translate Human Caring and Caritas in order to include strategies for establishing authentic caring pedagogical relationships with their students. It aims to strengthen Human Caring as the basis for humanitarian teaching and to infuse the learning environment with caring practices for both students and teachers. The work provides an antidote for the continuous dominant biomedical and behavioral paradigm in nursing education. It includes specific guidelines for implementing Human Caring ethics, ontology, and epistemology throughout the teaching-learning community and describes how to translate caring values and assumptions into living Caritas as the nurse teachers’ moral ideal and praxis of authentic caring pedagogical relationships. Pragmatic examples provided by administrators, teachers, and students illustrate the value of a humanitarian caring science paradigm for nursing education and caring praxis. Key Features: Delivers an internationally renowned scholars’ perspective on teaching grounded in Human Caring Includes exemplars of educators’ lived teaching experiences guided by their caring pedagogical praxis Provides examples of students’ lived learning experiences within a caring- teaching environment Offers reflective practice exercises for nurse teachers to enhance their caring pedagogical relationships with students Provides guided caring artistic activities to promote ways of knowing, doing, being, and becoming in nursing education

Dissent from War

To make it a democratic act of collective conscience, guided by a humanizing strategy of communication as an alternative or corrective to redemptive violence? It would mean, at a minimum, adopting a global perspective more conducive to ...


Author: Robert L. Ivie

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 9781565492400

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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The rhetorical presumption of war's necessity makes violence regrettable, but seemingly sane, and functions to shame anyone who opposes military action. Ivie proposes that the presence of dissent is actually a healthy sign of democratic citizenship, and a responsible and productive act, which has been dangerously miscast as a threat to national security. Ivie, a former US Navy petty officer, puts a microscope to the language of war supporters throughout history and follows the lives and memories of soldiers and anti-war activists who have dealt with degrees of confusion and guilt about their opposition to war. Arguing that informed dissent plays out largely in the realm of rhetoric, he equips readers with strategies for resisting the dehumanizing language used in war propaganda. Through his careful study of language strategies, he makes it possible to foster a community where dissenting voices are valued and vital.

International Perspectives on the Role of Technology in Humanizing Higher Education

Humanizing's design, organization, and facilitation (teaching presence) and instructor participation (social presence) ... presents research on social presence and online student motivation/satisfaction, and strategies that convey ...


Author: Enakshi Sengupta

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839827129

Category: Education

Page: 180

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By highlighting the use of emerging technologies in pedagogy and drawing on real-life case studies, the authors in this volume address the ongoing debate that technology brings a positive effect on education and beyond. They demonstrate how technology continues to fulfil the challenges of creating a more democratic educational environment.