Process and Practice Perspectives: A morphological analysis and reassessment of impact

Elena P. Antonacopoulou*, Chloe R. Cameron, Sabrina Goestl, Chang H. Kim, Adrian T.H. Kuah, Renate Kratochvil, Marilyn Poon, Arti Sharma

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To advance Management and Organization Studies and respond to the grand challenges of our time calls for unifying perspectives to enrich our understanding of collective action. At the core of collective action are essential processes and practices integral to managing and organizing. Whilst the process and practice-based views mark the most significant advancement in the field for the last 20 years, we propose an integrative perspective of these views to shed new light on collective action itself which is integral to the much called for system change. Our analysis considers the application of Process and Practice Perspective (PPP) across streams of research in strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship which are currently treated in silo in management and organization studies. We introduce a novel methodology—the morphological analysis—as an alternative to traditional systematic literature review. In conducting our morphological analysis, we examine PPP research conducted across the three management research streams and conceptualize the PPP elements evoked. Our findings offer concrete pathways for PPP researchers across the three themes to generate new insights, while our work advances PPP’s ability to promote connectedness across research streams which invites fresh ways of addressing grand challenges and co-creating desirable futures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
ISBN (Electronic)2151-6561
ISBN (Print)0065-0668
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2023


  • Practice
  • Process
  • Strategy-as-Practice
  • Entrepreneureship-as-Practice
  • Leadership-as-Practice
  • Morphological Analysis


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