Negotiating meaning through artefacts: a micro-level analysis of strategy discourse

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Abstract

This research contributes to the domain of strategy making, specifically to unpacking the complexity of sociomateriality in strategy discourse. Scholars have
emphasized the potential of artefacts to enhance sensemaking during strategizing. However there is a lack of insight into how artefacts and conversational aspects are linked at the micro‑level of discourse, also how artefacts and sensemaking shape one another. This research addresses this gap by empirically analyzing strategy discourse within a facilitated modelling workshop. Considering strategizing as a socially constructed activity, the author analyzes a workshop transcript to assess the extent to which stakeholders’ appropriation of artefacts supports them in engaging in negotiation of meaning with action implications. Moreover, how artefacts and negotiation of meaning shape one another is identified. The data suggest that appropriating artefacts helps stakeholders negotiate meaning effectively, but appropriation occurs at varying intensities depending on the issue of concern, the artefact used and who appropriates it.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe 15th international conference on group decision and negotiation letters
RedaktørerBogumił Kamiński, Gregory (Grzegorz) E. Kersten, Przemysław Szufel, Michał Jakubczyk, Tomasz Wachowicz
Antal sider4
UdgivelsesstedWarsaw
ForlagWarsaw School of Economics Press
Publikationsdato2015
Sider29-32
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-83-7378-985-2
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedThe 15th international conference on group decision and negotiation letters - Warsaw, Polen
Varighed: 22 jun. 201526 jun. 2015

Konference

KonferenceThe 15th international conference on group decision and negotiation letters
LandPolen
ByWarsaw
Periode22/06/201526/06/2015

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