This book takes a fresh look at corporate strategy, exploring it from a feminist perspective. Challenging male-dominated theory, Corporate Strategy looks at unquestioned assumptions held about strategy in practice and academia, including whether women approach strategy differently from men, and if so, how their approach differs?

Reviewing the histories of strategy and feminism, the book explores the reasons why so few serious works on strategy have been written by women, and investigates the continued lack of women at senior levels within many organizations. Angélique du Toit draws on postmodern arguments to illustrate the claims made for the necessity of diversity within organizations, and challenges the fact that positions of power, both in society and organizations remain the exclusive right of men. Corporate Strategy argues that if an organization is to survive and succeed in the global economy, it has to pay more than lip service to issues surrounding diversity.

chapter 1|17 pages


chapter 2|8 pages

The dominant paradigms of strategy

chapter 3|8 pages

The illusion of planning and control

chapter 4|8 pages

Strategy and complex adaptive systems

chapter 5|7 pages

Breaking the mould

chapter 6|7 pages

Cultural diversity

chapter 7|8 pages

The silent voice of feminism

chapter 8|8 pages

The imbalance of leadership

chapter 9|4 pages

The sexuality of women

chapter 10|8 pages

Power and hegemony

chapter 11|8 pages

The challenge from postmodernism

chapter 13|2 pages