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Rethinking authority and legitimacy in strategy: a perspective from an emerging economy

Faria, Alex and Wensley, Robin (2011). Rethinking authority and legitimacy in strategy: a perspective from an emerging economy. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration, 28(2) pp. 188–201.

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The field of strategic management (SM) has presumed that the relationship between the state and market is unproblematic and that the role of the state should be seen solely within the context of regulation. Hence, the authority of CEOs within multinational corporations depends on the construction of its legitimate and sole validity and also on the delegitimation of other types of strategists—namely, government strategists. This paper emphasizes the territorial international dimension of authority and legitimacy to argue that the SM literature delegitimates the authority of government strategists. The paper suggests that SM in Brazil can be reorientated to help restore the legitimate authority of government strategists and challenge the sole privileging of strategists within big corporations.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 ASAC. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 1936-4490
Extra Information: Special Issue: Special Features: 1. Human Resource Management and 2. Comparative Studies in Organizations
Keywords: legitimate authority; strategic management; emerging economies; government; critical perspective
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 38212
Depositing User: Jackie Fry
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 12:23
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:18
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