Department of Management

Lars Esbjerg

Networks and meshworks in strategizing

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the business network metaphor in relation to strategizing in business and to tentatively propose an alternative metaphor, that of the business meshwork. The paper reviews existing work on strategy and strategizing within the IMP literature, particularly the literature on networks and network pictures, and identifies several shortcomings of this work. To develop the notion of business meshworks as an alternative for understanding strategizing practices in business interaction, the paper draws on recent writings within
anthropology and the strategy-as-practice literature.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2013
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIMP Conference - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 30 Aug 20132 Sep 2013
Conference number: 29th


ConferenceIMP Conference
CountryUnited States

    Research areas

  • Interaction, meshworks, networks, strategizing

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  • IPM Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organisation af a conference

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