This study proposes to look at a crucial but neglected aspect of strategy work that has been largely overlooked by the literature: informal strategizing. We aim to study how strategy is accomplished a) by people who are not specially trained in strategy? b) without the usual tools and resources of strategy (consultants, data, models, etc.)? and c) outside of meetings and events specially dedicated to strategy. In other words, we look at how people who have no specific training in strategy or access to professional help go about conducting strategy as part of their daily work. We call them “nonprofessional strategists,” a term that captures the fact that strategizing has become a commonplace activity within and around organizations.

Chercheur principal

Joëlle Basque


Nicolas Bencherki; Linda Rouleau (HEC Montréal)

Organisme subventionnaire

CRSH (Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada)


Subvention de développement Savoir

Secteur de recherche

Transformations sociales, organisationnelles et professionnelles en contexte d'internationalisation, d'informatisation et de multiculturalisme


2019 - 2021

Montant accordé

59 057,00 $