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Framing the change and changing frames: Tensions in participative strategy development

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posted on 2023-02-22, 15:54 authored by Angelika ZimmermannAngelika Zimmermann, Jasper Kenter

Participative strategy development serves to integrate the interests and perspectives of multiple stakeholders involved in today's complex environmental challenges, aiming at a better-informed strategy for tackling these challenges, increased stakeholder ownership, and more democratic decision making. Prior research has observed inherent tensions between the need for participative strategy to be open to stakeholders' input and the need for closure and guidance. We extend this reasoning using a framing perspective. Our evidence from the development of the England Peat Action Plan suggests that tensions can emerge between the necessary ambiguous initial framing of intended change and the persistence of stakeholders' different framings of this change as well as perceptions of lacking knowledge, guidance, and control. We argue that strategy openness can thereby impede stakeholders' willingness and ability to change and counteract the strategy's aim for major transformation. Interactive spaces help mitigate the tensions and facilitate stakeholders' willingness and ability for change. 

Funding

PRME Principles for Responsible Management Education, Chapter UK & Ireland. Grant Number: Research Seedcorn Funding

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Politics & Policy

Volume

51

Issue

1

Pages

81 - 113

Source

82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

Publisher

Wiley

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Wiley under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

2022-10-28

Publication date

2023-01-20

Copyright date

2023

ISSN

1555-5623

eISSN

1747-1346

Language

  • en

Location

Seattle, USA

Event dates

5th August 2022 - 9th August 2022

Depositor

Dr Angelika Zimmermann. Deposit date: 21 February 2023