MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library

    Uncertainty and Strategic Decision Making

    Anderson, Karl St John and Galavan, Robert (2016) Uncertainty and Strategic Decision Making. In: The "how" of Multiple Leader Sensegiving and Strategic Change. Emerald, Bingley UK. ISBN 978-1-78365-170-8 (In Press)

    [img] Download (592kB)

    Share your research

    Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...

    Add this article to your Mendeley library


    For organizational leaders, manag ing strategic change is a prim ary management activity (By, 2005). Reflecting its significance as a management function, there is now a subst antial body of literature and many dynamic models and ‘recipes’ advising managers how to lead and implemen t strategic change. These models present an ordered macro approach to what , in reality, is a highly complex , recursive and messy pro cess. In this chapter we eschew these neatly packaged cha nge management processes and ex plore the micro level arguments of leaders as they grapple with the uncertainty of strategic change and se ek to give primacy to their sense of the change and related issues. Based on th e findings of our extensive mic ro level study, we prese nt a theoretical model which explains the mechanisms that underpin this important acti vity.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is the post-print copy eligible for OA under the copyright agreement
    Keywords: change; sensegiving; sensemaking; strategy; decision making; leadership;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 7883
    Depositing User: Professor Robert Galavan
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 15:33
    Journal or Publication Title: The "how" of Multiple Leader Sensegiving and Strategic Change
    Publisher: Emerald
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

      Repository Staff Only(login required)

      View Item Item control page


      Downloads per month over past year

      Origin of downloads