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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: July 2019

Introduction

Summary

This Handbook provides foundations for research on a phenomenon, going under many names, that is gripping more and more organizations: Open Strategy. There is a kind of revolution here. Whereas once strategy processes were reserved for senior managers and their immediate advisers, and strategy was highly confidential, now organizations are welcoming new and larger constituencies into strategy making and sharing unprecedented amounts of strategic information both internally and externally. Compared to the old conventions, Open Strategy promises radical advances in strategic inclusiveness and transparency (Whittington et al., 2011; Hautz et al., 2017).