The Austrian Strategizing Activities & Practices Community met in Innsbruck

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.

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Looking back on the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016 in Anaheim, California

Enjoying California’s most healthy food together with Max Heimstädt (FU Berlin) and Katharina Kreissl (University of Vienna)

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)

  • AOM2016-0I 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.