Top management's sensemaking as a strategic practice: the case of private organisations as strategic actors in Finnish healthcare changes
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CitationLammassaari, Maarit. Hiltunen, Esa. Lehtimäki, Hanna. (2020). Top management's sensemaking as a strategic practice: the case of private organisations as strategic actors in Finnish healthcare changes. International journal of services, technology and management, 26 (5) , 388-401. 10.1504/IJSTM.2020.10028567.
The purpose of this study is to examine top management's sensemaking as a strategy practice. Building on the sensemaking perspective (Balogun et al., 2014; Weick, 1995), this research proposes that top management's sensemaking both enables and constrains strategising. This empirical analysis of a key informant interview and publicly available materials examines the sensemaking that constructs the role of the private healthcare service industry in Finland. This in-depth analysis of sensemaking in top management contributes to the literature on sensemaking in strategic management by adding empirical evidence on the role of language in strategy making.