The Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) is an Interest Group at the Academy of Management and thus quite global. However, beyond international meetings and online collaborations, we thought more regional meetings would be nice to allow for informal exchange and peer learning. And the first Austrian SAP Community meeting on January 13, 2023, demonstrated that this thesis was highly accurate. Thanks to all who joined us in Innsbruck – and a special thank you goes to Milena Leybold, who was the lead organizer of the event.Continue reading “The Austrian Strategizing Activities & Practices Community met in Innsbruck”
Looking back on the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019 in Boston
Recently I had been elected to the leadership track of the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group in the Academy of Managment (AoM). This means that I will be responsible for co-organizing the interest group’s program at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management for the next five years, starting in 2020. So at this year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston I was not only taking part in the academic program but also had several meetings preparing me for my duties in this regard. In 2020, my main responsibility will be to organize the various Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) of the Interest Group. In case you have ideas or proposals regarding this part of the meeting’s program, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Below is a list of my scholarly contributions at this year’s AoM Annual Meeting:
- “From Programmatic to Constitutive Perspectives: Two Approaches to Studying Openness in Strategy and Beyond” in a Professional Development Workshop on “Open Strategy: Practices and Perspectives” (see slides below; slides of all contributors are available at the Open Strategy Network).
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Looking back on the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago
Every other year (see post on the last visit in 2016) I enjoy taking part in the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, the world’s largest conference for management and organization studies scholars. This year the conference took place in Chicago. The following list is about my main activities there:
- I was given the opportunity to take part as a facilitator in a Professional Development Workshop of the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group on “Advancing SAP Research”.
- On Sunday, I presented the paper “Transforming Regulatory Uncertainty into Scientific Creativity? The Case of Patent Attorneys” co-authored by Katharina Zangerle, Sebastian Mader and myself in a discussion paper session on “Intellectual Property and Competition“.
- On the final day of the conference, Maximilian Heimstädt was presenting a joint paper of ours on “Paradoxes of Openness as a Strategy: Open Data in New York, London, and Berlin“. In this context, we were delighted to learn that the paper had been selected as SAP’s nominee for the AoM Carolyn Dexter Award.
- In the same session entitled “Expanding the Boundaries of Open Strategizing“, I was also invited to act as a commentator on each of the other three papers in the session, all of which offered new perspectives and great empirical data on openness in strategy-making.
Interestingly and as a potential long-term save-the-date, the Academy of Management announced that for the first time in its history, the conference will take place in Europe – more specifically, in Copenhagen – in 2025. I am really looking forward to this event, albeit being curious how Copenhagen will manage to cope with hosting so many management and organization scholars at once. Probably should already think about booking a hotel room.. 😉
Looking back on the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016 in Anaheim, California
After Disneyworld Orlando in 2013, this year’s Academy of Management Annual meeting was again in a Disney resort, only this time in Anaheim, California. A lot happened during five days packed with workshops, meetings, presentations and, of course, receptions at the world’s largest gathering of management and organization scholars. What follows is a short list of my personal highlights at this year’s meeting:
- I presented the paper on “Communicating Corporate Afterlife: Post-mortem Statements of Failed Startups”, co-authored with my former FU-Berlin-colleagues Nils Köster and Erik Schäfer. (see Pecha-Kucha-style slides below; in case you’re interested in the draft paper, just send me an email)
- I was honored to contribute to the first edition of the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group’s “Doctoral & Early Career Program” in a Professional Development Workshop on post-PhD career strategies.
- I was honored to receive one of several “Outstanding Reviewer” Awards of the SAP Interest Group.
- As one of the co-founders of the recently launched “Open Strategy Network“, I made sure some merchandise was made available to fellow strategy researchers.
- Only after returning home the best news of all reached me via e-mail from Dennis Schoeneborn, with whom I had written about “Fluidity, Identity, and Organizationality: The Communicative Constitution of Anonymous“. For this paper, we had been awarded the 1st Runner-up for the “Best Published Paper in 2015” of the Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication & information System (OCIS) Division.