Reflection question 4: How do organizations accomplish strategic renewal?

Objective: Consider theories and approaches to strategic renewal in organizations. What differences are there between normative vs. descriptive perspectives?

A live case presentation: Markus Hautala, Tieto, 14.30 –


  1. Listen to the W L Gore leadership model:

  2. Schoenmakers, W., & Duysters, G. (2010). The technological origins of radical inventions. Research Policy, 39(8), 1051–1059.

  3. L. Välikangas & G. Sevon (2010), Of managers, ideas and jesters, and the role of information technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 9: 145–153

  4. L. Välikangas & Michael Gibbert, (2016), Learning lessons in strategic novelty

    from outliers, Strategy & Leadership, 44(2), 25 – 30.

Reflection Question: How do organizations accomplish strategic renewal? Reflect on a potential approach.

Homework: Submit your reflections on the question above by 3.2.2017.