Abstract—Strategy-as-Practice has provided important insights into the tools and methods of strategy-making (practices), how strategy work takes place (praxis), and the role and identity of the actors involved (practitioners). For practice theorists, practices is defined as a concept indicating the acceptable ways of fulfilling shared organizational activities among operating actors within the organization, organizational routines, norms, traditions, rules. Practices refer to the various tools, norms, and procedures of strategy work. Praxis refers to the activity involved in strategy-making, for example, in strategic planning processes or meetings. Practitioners are all those involved in, or seeking to influence, strategy-making.
The aim of this study is to examine the strategic decisions and the actions of top management team of university hospitals from the perspective of “strategy as practice”. Researchers investigated university hospital’s strategic implementations within micro level via investigating practices and praxis of related practices of top management team for achieving university targets.
The finding of this study has made it possible to draw some conclusions about current practices and implementations of a university hospital for achieving the basic strategic objectives determined by the top management team of the hospital. It is considered that this study can go further by analyzing the intercourses between strategies, practices and implementations for the basic objectives of a university hospital practically in the terms of strategic approach.
— Strategy as practice, hospitals, organizational and social practices.
Fulya Almaz is with the Akdeniz Üniversity, Vocational School of Social Sciences. He is also with the Social Sciences Institute, Bayındır Mahallesi, Kazım Karabekir Cad. 07070 Çallı, Antalya, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com).
Beykan Çizel is with the Akdeniz Üniversity, Tourism Faculty, Dumlupınar Bulvarı, 07058 Campus, Antalya, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Fulya Almaz and Beykan Çizel, " Strategy as Practice: Reflections from University," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 161-165, 2016.