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Counter-clock world : How planning backwards helps in moving forward in collapsing environments (2021)


Stutz, C., Ainamo, A., & Lamberg, J.-A. (2021). Counter-clock world : How planning backwards helps in moving forward in collapsing environments. M@n@gement, 24(1), 17-30. https://doi.org/10.37725/mgmt.v24i1.4518


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Stutz, Christian; Ainamo, Antti; Lamberg, Juha-Antti

Lehti tai sarja: M@n@gement

eISSN: 1286-4692

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Volyymi: 24

Lehden numero: 1

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 17-30

Kustantaja: Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS)

Julkaisumaa: Ranska

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37725/mgmt.v24i1.4518

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Research on corporate decline and turnarounds as well as the strategic use of history have so far remained two separate research fields. We integrate these two fields with a thought experiment, proposing ways in which strategists can work with, and through time in managing and turning around declines. Our thought experiment involves two very different types of analogies: a textual one from Philip K. Dick’s science fiction novels, on the one hand, and a visual one from Einsteinian relativity science, on the other hand. Inspired and informed by these different conceptualizations of the past and time, we develop four forms of backward strategizing to successfully manage a struggling corporation on the brink of environmental collapse. The strategic options, presuming that managers are historically conscious agents embedded in time, direct corporations to go back in history, in actual terms, or in a fictional or mythological one – and thus to initiate a past-related rebirth. By offering a more nuanced and complex understanding of temporality and history, our perspective urges scholars to further unpack historical dimensions in managerial cognition of time.


YSO-asiasanat: yritykset; strateginen suunnittelu; laskusuhdanne; menneisyys; historia; historiatietoisuus; tulevaisuus; uudistaminen; tieteiskirjallisuus; relativismi

Vapaat asiasanat: science fiction; organizational decline and collapse; strategic renewal and corporate turnaround management; uses of the past; analogical reasoning; history and temporality


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Raportointivuosi: 2021

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