Friday, May 04, 2007

Sari Stenfors: Strategy Tools and Strategy Toys: Management Tools in Strategy Work

For the very moment, Sari Stenfors who is working with us within the Kulta project is defending her thesis "Strategy Tools and Strategy Toys: Management Tools in Strategy Work" at Helsinki School of Economics. Sari has 15 years experience in managerial positions and works nowadays at Stanford University. In her lectio precursoria, Stenfors referred to the dissonance between theoretical and practical points of view and was opening discussion on how to find useful ways to bring these points of view together in a productive way.

Defendant Sari Stenfors, custos Professor Jyrki Wallenius and opponent
Professor Richard Whittington (some minutes ago at the time of writing).

The opponent, professor Richard Whittington (Said Business School, University of Oxford) gave a positive opening statement. He concluded that Sari Stenfors' thesis shows one of the ways strategy work should go. Whittington's first question was motivated by the notion of strategy toys which lead him to ask about Stenfors' philosophical view on human beings and if they are naturally homo ludens.

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