Séminaire GREDEG - Paula Jarzabkowski (City University London)

"Towards A Social-Practice Theory Of Relational Competitive Dynamics"
Quand ? Le 22-09-2016,
de 14:00 à 15:30
Où ? Salle Picasso
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Paula Jarzabkowski

(Cass Business School, City University London)


Jeudi 22 septembre 2016 


Authors: Paula Jarzabkowsk (Cass Business School, City University London) and Rebecca Bednarek (Birckbeck University)

Abstract : We take a practice-theoretical approach to studying relational competition (Chen & Miller, 2015) drawing on a global ethnography of the reinsurance industry, which, as a syndicated market, provides a theoretically salient example of relational competition. Our findings show variation in relational and rivalrous competitive dynamics across competitors and across moments of competing. We locate this variation in the unfolding interplay between the competitive arena and the implementation of each firm’s strategic portfolio. The resultant conceptual framework enables us to extend the concept of relational competition, to reconceptualize action and response within competitive dynamics within an expanded theory of action, and to link the micro and macro elements of competition in ways that extend both the competitive dynamics and strategy-as-practice literatures.


Keywords: Competitive dynamics, relationality, syndication, strategy-as-practice